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 ReadSpeaker

Latest news

  • Western Sydney Airport community update

    1 November 2018

    The latest Community Update is out now. It includes an update from FOWSA’s Chair, information about airspace design, the Australian Government’s commitment to maintaining the biodiversity of Western Sydney and details of how Aboriginal cultural heritage is being protected. The newsletter is available here.

  • 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.

  • Biodiversity Offset Delivery Plan

    21 September 2018

    The Australian Government will undertake a range of measures designed to mitigate the impacts on biodiversity from the construction of Stage 1 of the Western Sydney Airport, including an up to $200 million biodiversity offset package. Further information is available in the Biodiversity Offset Delivery Plan.

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