Sydney Airport To Improve Access And Add New Hotel

1st Jul 2014

The road improvement involving major access to and from the Sydney airport is seen to provide a sigh of relief for travelers using these road links. The announcement was jointly made by NSW government and Sydney Airport Corporation last month.

The road improvement project is packaged at a cost of $500 million, involving lane expansion of both Joyce Drive and Gen. Holmes Drive in both directions, as well as widening of Marsh St.

It also involves the replacement of a level railway crossing for the Port Botany freight at Gen. Holmes Drive with a road underpass connecting Gen. Holmes Drive, Botany Rd., and Wenworth Ave.

The project is also seen to bring improvements of Mill Pond Rd. intersections with Botany Rd. and Gen. Holmes Drive. to support the airport's future growth.

Part of the project is the conversion of Robey St. into a one-way northbound access and O'Riordan St. into a one-way southbound access.

The Sydney Airport management will also build a ground transport interchange to complement the road improvement while, at the same time, adding another hotel at close proximity to domestic terminals 2 and 3.

The hotel will be an upmarket 4 to 5-star property with up to 430 rooms. Based on the initial draft plan of the airport's T2/T3 major redevelopment, the proposed location of the hotel is at the northern boundary of the airport's precinct, somewhere between the proposed ground transport interchange and Qantas Drive.

The future property will be the first hotel to be located in close proximity to an airport terminal. Last year, the 318-room Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel formally opened its doors to the public, making it the only hotel located within a walking distance to an airport terminal, the T1 terminal.