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.
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
- Notice of Intention to develop and operate Western Sydney Airport issued to Sydney Airport Group
20 December 2016
The Australian Government has issued a Notice of Intention to the owners of Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, Sydney Airport Group, which sets out the Commonwealth’s contractual terms for developing and operating the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek—a requirement of the right of first refusal provided to Sydney Airport Group in 2002. The Notice of Intention is an offer to develop and operate the Western Sydney Airport that Sydney Airport Group can now consider. Find out more on the Progress page and the Minister’s media release.
- Forum on Western Sydney Airport to be established
19 December 2016
The first steps to establishing the Forum On Western Sydney Airport (FOWSA) have begun. The Australian Government is seeking nominations to FOWSA, the community and stakeholder reference group which will play an important role in the flight path design process for the proposed airport.
- Determination of the Western Sydney Airport Plan
12 December 2016
On 12 December 2016, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister, and the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, announced the finalisation of the Airport Plan. Minister Fletcher's determination of the Airport Plan authorises the development of the proposed airport. You can view the Airport Plan, watch a 3D-animated video and read the media release.
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