Runway safety

At Sydney Airport, safety is paramount.

Maintaining Sydney Airport’s runways and taxiways to a high standard is one important way we ensure the airport operates safely. Just like motorways, highways and other roads, runways require essential maintenance to prevent damage from occurring.

Major runway safety project

On 31 July 2021, work began to reconstruct the 9,200 square metre concrete slab at the northern end of the main north-south runway. The existing concrete slab was constructed in 1968 needed to be replaced to maintain runway safety.

The project was successfully completed on 22 November 2021.

Contact information

Contact: Mr Ted Plummer

Phone: (02) 9667 6182


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