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.

The first road projects of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan are now underway, creating an average of 325 full-time jobs in Western Sydney as at the end of 2015. The roads package and proposed airport would create up to a further 7,600 jobs during construction.

Over 30,000 jobs could be generated directly by the airport's operation by 2060, and indirect employment around the airport site could contribute an additional 30,000 jobs.

Latest news

  • Minor road closures at Badgerys Creek

    04 April 2016

    Minor access roads on the Badgerys Creek site will close from mid-April 2016 as preparatory work for the proposed Western Sydney Airport continues. More information is available on the Badgerys Creek: minor road closures factsheet PDF: 1811 KB ReadSpeaker

  • Community Update: Autumn newsletter out now

    04 April 2016

    Read the Autumn newsletter PDF: 2443 KB ReadSpeaker to find out more about what’s happening on site, consultations about the draft Airport Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement, as well as developing Western Sydney’s future transport network.

  • Relocation of cemeteries at Badgerys Creek

    07 March 2016

    The Australian Government is planning for the relocation of graves in cemeteries within the Western Sydney Airport Site. Physical relocation cannot occur until after the Environmental Impact Statement has been finalised. If you believe you may have a relative buried in one of these cemeteries, please contact the Department. More details are in the Badgerys Creek cemeteries factsheet.

Western Sydney Airport: next steps

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