Sydney Airport Essential Runway Resurfacing

View of the Sydney Airport Runway from ground level

What is going to change?

Sydney Airport will soon begin resurfacing approximately seven kilometres around the intersection of the main north-south and east-west runways and associated taxiways.

Commonwealth legislation allows Air Ambulance and a limited number of small freight and general aviation flights to operate on the main north-south runway between 11pm and 6am. The resurfacing work means that, with Commonwealth approval, these flights can only safely use the parallel north-south runway.

Using this runway means people living in Kurnell, Banksmeadow, La Perouse, Phillip Bay, Little Bay and parts of Botany may hear aircraft noise between 11pm and 6am. Some people living outside of these areas may also hear aircraft noise during these times.

Why are the changes necessary?

Just like motorways, highways and other roads, runways require essential maintenance to prevent damage from occurring and potholes from forming. Sydney Airport must undertake this work between 11pm and 6am and work may occur seven days a week.

Further information can be found at: www.sydneyairport.com.au/runwaysafety

When will this change occur?

The re-surfacing will be delivered in two stages.

Works are expected to commence on 19 February 2020 and will continue for around eight to ten weeks (subject to weather). Further works are planned for early 2021.

Released 5 February 2020


What is going to change?

Sydney Airport will soon begin resurfacing approximately seven kilometres around the intersection of the main north-south and east-west runways and associated taxiways.

Commonwealth legislation allows Air Ambulance and a limited number of small freight and general aviation flights to operate on the main north-south runway between 11pm and 6am. The resurfacing work means that, with Commonwealth approval, these flights can only safely use the parallel north-south runway.

Using this runway means people living in Kurnell, Banksmeadow, La Perouse, Phillip Bay, Little Bay and parts of Botany may hear aircraft noise between 11pm and 6am. Some people living outside of these areas may also hear aircraft noise during these times.

Why are the changes necessary?

Just like motorways, highways and other roads, runways require essential maintenance to prevent damage from occurring and potholes from forming. Sydney Airport must undertake this work between 11pm and 6am and work may occur seven days a week.

Further information can be found at: www.sydneyairport.com.au/runwaysafety

When will this change occur?

The re-surfacing will be delivered in two stages.

Works are expected to commence on 19 February 2020 and will continue for around eight to ten weeks (subject to weather). Further works are planned for early 2021.

Released 5 February 2020