The demand for aviation in Sydney will double over the next 20 years, yet the current airport cannot accommodate this demand alone. A second airport is therefore to be developed in Western Sydney, approximately 40km from Sydney’s CBD. In conjunction with the development of the new airport, the government of New South Wales is pushing for socio-demographic development around it. As a result, the Western Sydney area is expected to welcome an additional 800k population within 15 years. The new airport requires a development plan for urban growth, infrastructure, transportation and accessibility for jobs.
NACO performed a high-level assessment of the new airport market position, forecast and direct economic output. Specifically, the market position in the multi-airport system with SYD was analysed, to determine the prerequisites to attract different types of airlines and passengers. Key assessment criteria include the governance arrangements, governmental policies and strategy development work to fit the airport and urban development within the Greater Sydney region.
Key outcomes for the development of sustainable aerotropolis: