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History & Corporate Information

  • Established 1940 as Airbase
  • Private Owners since 2003
  • Management team of 23 staff
  • Easy access to main Sydney arterial roads M5, M7, Hume Highway
  • Airport creates employment directly or indirectly for 3,000 people
  • Community partner sponsoring many local organisations each year

Regulation & Compliance

  • Regulated by Federal Government – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development through the Airports Act 1996 regime

  • Air traffic services supplied by Airservices Australia

  • Pay in excess of $1.4million in council rates and ex gratia land tax each year to Bankstown City Council the Federal Government respectively


  • Fourth busiest Airport in Australia

  • 216,000 movements in 2013

  • Code 3C Airport – corporate jets, turbo props, twin engine and helicopters

Aviation Infrastructure

  • Total aviation infrastructure –3 runways, multiple taxiways passenger terminal, hardstand, and grassed parking

  • An Air Traffic Control tower – unlike other regional airports

  • Total area of pavement is over 450,000 m2 across the two airports

  • Lighting -2 runways and numerous taxiways have lighting

  • Approx 550 lights and 10 km of cabling


  • Total Airport site is 313 hectares

  • 180 businesses – aviation tenants & non-aviation tenants

  • $31million in development since privatisation

  • Total Area of Airport Owned Buildings 69,359 m2 excluding Boeing site


  • The Airport has a Road Network pavement of 90,000 m2 and 800 m2 of footpaths

  • Road Network Kerb - excludes Nancy Ellis Leebold Drive - 10,000 lineal metres

  • Mains Services with 13 substations and associated switchgear

  • 5,872 metres of High Voltage cabling & 8,900 metres of low voltage cabling

  • More than 40 distribution pillar-boxes

  • 6,000 metres of sewer piping

  • 8,000 metres of water piping including over 100 hydrants, 65 stop valves

  • 4 Sewer pumping stations



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