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
- Preferred corridor for proposed M12 Motorway announced
25 November 2016
The preferred corridor for the proposed M12 Motorway has been announced. The M12 will be the major access road to the Western Sydney Airport site. For more information, visit the NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan website.
- Infrastructure Australia announcement on Western Sydney Airport business case
23 November 2016
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, has welcomed Infrastructure Australia’s announcement of its assessment of the Western Sydney Airport business case, which found that a Western Sydney Airport would deliver net benefits to the Australian economy. Read a summary of the business case PDF: 4007 KB and the Minister’s media release for more information.
- Conditions for the Stage 1 development of a Western Sydney Airport released
11 November 2016
The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy, has provided a notice of the environmental conditions for the development of the proposed Western Sydney Airport. These conditions will be included in the Western Sydney Airport Plan, to be determined by the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure. View the complete set of conditions PDF: 2482 KB and read the media releases from the Environment Minister and Urban Infrastructure Minister.
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