Future proofing Sydney Airport
As a trusted advisor, AECOM worked closely with Sydney Airport to develop the Sydney Airport 2039 masterplan.
Works included embedding sustainability into planning and design through an integrated and innovative approach to cater for future expansion and airport needs in alignment with the Sydney Airport Sustainability Principles and Green Building Council Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star-Communities rating. Through this work, the airport was awarded a 4-star Green Star-communities rating, one of the first airports in Australia to do so. We also continue to support the airport in the analysis and reporting of Scope 3 emissions to maintain its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level3status.
Additionally, we supported Sydney Airport in climate resilience, providing advisory support to identify a pathway to strengthen the airport’s approach to climate change risk management, including trigger points to embed climate resilience in decision-making and assist the airport in its climate-related financial disclosures (i.e. through the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)).
Another aspect of our delivery for the overall international terminal planning process, AECOM’s airport retail team worked closely with our airport planning team to prepare a retail and concessions plan for the Sydney International Airport terminal in Australia. Already housing one of the world’s largest airport terminal retail and concessions programs, the developments included in the Sydney International terminal master plan had an estimated construction cost more than $500 million.
AECOM applied its Airport Retail Study, an AECOM-produced global benchmarking report that measures the performance of retail programs at major international airports, to maximize commercial revenue opportunities at Sydney International.