Sydney Airport has welcomed the federal government’s approval of its Ground Access Solutions and Hotel Major Development Plan (MDP), which includes ground transport solutions for the T2/T3 precinct and a new hotel.
Deputy prime minister and minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss MP announced the approval of the airport’s MDP today.
“We welcome the Australian Government’s approval of our MDP, which will improve passenger access, choice and convenience,” Sydney Airport managing director and chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said. “We’ve worked in cooperation with the NSW Government to deliver integrated road improvements that will provide better access to and from the airport for our 38.5 million passengers a year, however they choose to travel.
“Importantly, the planned development will create 2,880 direct and indirect jobs in the construction period and 181 direct and indirect ongoing full-time equivalent positions once operational, in addition to the 283,700 jobs already directly and indirectly generated by Sydney Airport.”
The MDP includes:
· Ground transport improvements for the T2/T3 precinct that will streamline traffic flow;
· A purpose-built ground transport interchange to accommodate public buses, coaches and cars;
· Expanded pedestrian and cycle infrastructure to encourage active transport and improve safety; and
· A new 4-5-star hotel with 430 rooms and conference facilities at T2/T3.
Sydney Airport will publish the MDP within 50 business days.