Western Sydney Airport

The Australian Government has announced it will build Western Sydney Airport. This follows Sydney Airport’s decision that it will not build and operate Western Sydney Airport.

A new Government-owned company, WSA Co, will be established early in the new financial year to develop the airport.

The Government is strongly committed to the Western Sydney region, where the new airport will be a major generator of economic activity—providing employment opportunities closer to home for the people of Western Sydney.

The airport is expected to generate around 20,000 direct and indirect jobs by the early 2030s. As the airport grows, more jobs will be generated.

The Western Sydney Airport will begin operations in 2026.

Discover what a Western Sydney Airport could look like by watching a video and exploring the new Western Sydney Airport Portal.

Find out more about the planning for the Western Sydney Airport and what the next steps are in An airport for Western Sydney: Building Western Sydney's future PDF: 9222 KB ReadSpeaker

Latest news

  • western sydney airport specifications document coverKey Functional Specifications available

    26 June 2017

    The Key Functional Specifications for Western Sydney Airport are now available online. These specifications form part of the Government’s requirements for design standards and critical airport infrastructure elements. Along with the Airport Plan, Functional Specifications form part of the contractual terms on which WSA Co will deliver the airport.

  • artist rendering of Western Sydney Airport site from aboveInformation session on future tendering opportunities

    9 June 2017

    On Monday 26 June 2017 an Industry Information session was held in Western Sydney for experienced businesses interested in design, procurement and construction opportunities presented by the Western Sydney Airport. The session provided information on future tendering opportunities on the airport project. Read more about the event on the industry page.

  • Autumn Newsletter CoverAutumn 2017 Community Update out now

    31 May 2017

    The Western Sydney Airport Community Update newsletter for autumn 2017 is out now. Read the update PDF: 4890 KB ReadSpeaker to find out more about the latest news in the project, including the establishment of WSA Co and the work happening on the airport site.

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