Western Sydney Airport
Construction of the Western Sydney Airport is now underway. Set to open in 2026, Western Sydney Airport is a transformational infrastructure project that will generate economic activity, provide employment opportunities closer to home for people in the Western Sydney region, and meet Sydney's growing aviation needs.
The Australian Government is investing up to $5.3 billion in equity to deliver the airport through a government-owned company, ‘Western Sydney Airport’.
Thousands of jobs and opportunities for local businesses will be created. The airport is expected to support almost 28,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2031, five years after the airport opens.
Thorough environmental assessment has informed measures that will mitigate and manage the effects of the airport's construction and operation on surrounding communities.
Discover what a Western Sydney Airport could look like in a range of airport and rail videos on the Western Sydney Airport Portal.
Find out more about the next steps in the airport project in Western Sydney Airport Overview PDF: 1591 KB
- Earthworks now underway
24 September 2018
Construction of the airport commenced on 24 September 2018 with early earthworks now underway.
Visit WSA Co’s website for more information.
- Seeking biodiversity credits for Western Sydney Airport
21 September 2018
Expressions of Interest are sought from vendors of biodiversity credits to form part of an Australian Government-funded package of measures to offset the biodiversity impacts of construction of Stage 1 of the Western Sydney Airport. More information is available on the biodiversity page.
- Applications open for Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program
5 September 2018
The eight local councils that are part of the Western Sydney City Deal will share in a $150 million Liveability Program. The Program will support the growth of the Western Parkland City providing essential community infrastructure. More information is in the media release and on the Liveability program website.
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