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
- WSA Co to be established
11 May 2017
The Australian Government will establish a new Government-owned company, WSA Co, to deliver Western Sydney Airport. To build the airport, meet all environmental conditions, undertake the full flight path design process and implement biodiversity offsets, the 2017 Budget includes a commitment of up to $5.3 billion over 10 years for WSA Co.
- Australian Government will build Western Sydney Airport
2 May 2017
The Australian Government has announced that it will build Western Sydney Airport. This announcement follows Sydney Airport’s decision to decline the opportunity under their Right of First Refusal. Read the Progress page and the media release for more information.
- Chair and membership of FOWSA confirmed
10 April 2017
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, has announced that Professor Peter Shergold AC has been appointed as the chair of the Forum On Western Sydney Airport (FOWSA). For more information on the full membership, visit the FOWSA page.
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