Airport today announced that work will start this week on the new Sydney
International Airport Car park, the 8 storey car park which will take 1 year to
complete will cost $47 million and add and additional 2,300 spaces for a total
of 6,150 public parking spaces.
The CEO of Sydney Airport, Kerrie
Mather, said that Sydney Airport
continues to invest in additional parking spaces and to expand its range of
parking products to cater to the needs of passengers, family and friends.
“Our aim is to ensure people have a
range of transport choices to consider when they travel to and from the
airport. The Sydney Airport car park offering must be both appealing and
competitive when compared to the existing range of alternative transport
“We have recently undertaken a review of
the different parking needs of passengers, family and friends. What that showed
us was that our parking products needed to be updated to reflect our changing
“Consequently, we released a range of
parking products for different segments of the market and launched promotional
products for each of the airport’s car parks – long term, domestic and
international. People can also use the free 10 and 15 minutes pick-up parking
that Sydney Airport introduced at the Domestic and International Terminals.
“The new car park, which is located
immediately to the north of the existing multistorey car park, is being built
in response to increasing demand from travellers for conveniently located
undercover parking spaces.
“For the airport to strengthen its
business performance it must continue to improve the services and products it
provides to passengers. The investment in new car parking and the current
promotional deals show that we are determined to be a strong and flexible
competitor in the competitive airport parking market,” Ms Mather said.
Last year more than 11,390,000 passengers flew to and from Sydney Airport’s
International Terminal. This was a 23 per cent increase over the
9,234,000 passengers in 2005.
The new car park will be constructed by Abigroup Contractors Limited.
While construction is underway there will inevitably be temporary disruptions
to the normal operations of the car park. Sydney Airport wishes to apologise in
advance for any inconvenience caused by these temporary disruptions.