Sydney Airport Essential Runway Resurfacing

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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.

Stage one of the resurfacing was finalised in April 2020. Stage two is due to commence 11 October 2020.

Updated 9 October 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.

Stage one of the resurfacing was finalised in April 2020. Stage two is due to commence 11 October 2020.

Updated 9 October 2020

  • Sydney Airport Essential Runway Resurfacing Stage 2

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    09 Oct 2020

    What is going to change?

    Sydney Airport is commencing Stage 2 of essential maintenance works on their main runway, RWY 16R/34L.

    The works are expected to commence on 11 October 2020 and continue for approximately 9 weeks, subject to weather conditions.

    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

  • Do you have a question?

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    05 Feb 2020

    For further information about this change contact Mr Ted Plummer, Sydney Airport’s Special Adviser Government and Community Relations.

    Phone: (02) 9667 6182

    Email: runwaysafety@syd.com.au

    For matters relating to current aircraft operations, contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).