New images of Western Sydney International Airport

10 September 2020

New images of the Morrison Government’s $5.3 billion Western Sydney International terminal concept design have today been released showcasing what travelers could expect to see in 2026.

The terminal precinct will include a public plaza, retail and dining options and will be connected to the new M12 Motorway and Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport train service.

Progress on building the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is forging ahead with the shortlisting of three parties to tender for construction of the airport terminal.

Lendlease CPB Joint Venture (a joint venture between Lendlease Building and CPB Contractors), Multiplex Constructions and Watpac Construction have been chosen by the Western Sydney Airport (WSA Co) to tender for construction of the terminal.   

Design of Western Sydney International’s passenger terminal is ongoing and will be finalised when the winning contractor is appointed in mid-2021. Terminal construction is due to begin by the end of 2021. 

 Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said this announcement will give Western Sydney residents confidence that the Government continues to roll out this major investment into the future. 

 “The Government is committed to delivering this once-in-a-generation infrastructure project, ensuring employment opportunities in the region now and for the long term,” Minister Cormann said. 

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said continued work on the Western Sydney Airport site throughout COVID-19 was an important element of Australia’s economic response.

“Built by local workers, the airport will support 11,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Western Sydney region during construction delivering massive economic benefits to the region,” Mr Tudge said. 

Senator for NSW Marise Payne said Sydney remains Australia’s premier international gateway. 

“As a springboard for our economy, the Western Sydney International Airport will help meet growing demand for jobs and infrastructure in the decades ahead,” Senator Payne said. 

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said Western Sydney is on its way to being a global city in its own right.

“With the Morrison Government’s continued strong investment across the region, Western Sydney is being truly transformed,” Mr Taylor said.

Federal Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh said in Western Sydney, we’re delivering congestion busting infrastructure and more importantly – we’re creating jobs to keep communities connected and keep local businesses in business.”

“We’re creating 200,000 jobs by supercharging the Aerotropolis and agribusiness precinct and building the skills in our local community through new education opportunities to ensure the jobs of the future in Western Sydney stay local. Over 28,000 full time jobs will be created within five years of the opening of the Airport,” Ms McIntosh said. 

“In Lindsay, we’re looking to the jobs of the future in emerging industries in space, defence, advanced manufacturing, STEM, research, start-ups and more. These industries will play an important role in Australia’s roadmap beyond Coronavirus, creating jobs and supporting local families.”

Early works on the terminal are expected to begin in 2021. The airport remains on track to commence operations in 2026.

 

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Source:  Australian Government - www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au

Date of Original:  08 September 2020

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