Western Sydney Airport
The Australian Government has announced that Badgerys Creek will be the site for a Western Sydney Airport.
The Government is strongly committed to the Western Sydney region, where a new airport would be a major generator of economic activity—providing employment opportunities closer to where people in Western Sydney live.
In the early 2030s, the proposed airport is expected to generate nearly 9,000 direct jobs, with around 6,900 indirect jobs in the surrounding area. As the airport grows, more jobs will be generated. By 2063, there will be approximately 60,000 direct jobs.
Road projects under the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan are well underway. This major programme of road projects will connect the proposed Western Sydney Airport to Sydney's road network.
Find out more about the planning for the Western Sydney Airport project, what has happened so far and what the next steps are in the new brochure, An airport for Western Sydney: Building Western Sydney's future PDF: 9222 KB
- Spring 2016 community update out now
19 September 2016
The Western Sydney Airport community update for spring 2016 is out now. Read the update for more information on the finalised Environmental Impact Statement, the future of Western Sydney rail, and next steps in the Western Sydney Airport project.
- Discussion paper on Western Sydney's rail future released
16 September 2016
The Australian and NSW governments have released a discussion paper on Western Sydney's rail needs for community comment. To view the discussion paper and have a say on Western Sydney's rail future, visit the Western Sydney Rail website.
- Environmental Impact Statement finalised
15 September 2016
On 15 September 2016, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, announced the Western Sydney Airport Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been finalised. View the final EIS and read a range of EIS factsheets.
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