Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan is the Transport Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

A fourth terminal at the airport will be built on what is now the Qantas jet base.

Fourth terminal for Sydney Airport as competition looms

A fourth terminal at Sydney Airport for international travellers that links to the existing domestic terminals are part of plans to handle strong passenger growth and a competing airport at Badgerys Creek in the city's west.

Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher at the site for the new airport at Badgerys Creek on Tuesday.

Sydney Airport reveals worst-kept secret

Sydney Airport has turned down the opportunity to build and operate the new airport at Badgeys Creek because of the "considerable risks" its investors would bear for decades.