The final design of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport’s passenger terminal has just been unveiled and we thought we’d give the first visitors to The Aviator a glimpse into 2026!
Drawing on Australia’s natural beauty, the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage and strong sustainability principles, every aspect of the design brings together world’s best practice to create a terminal that will offer passengers and airlines an experience unrivalled among Australian airports.
We might be biased, but we think this will be Australia’s best airport terminal - unlike anything seen before in this country.
Western Sydney International’s terminal will set a new benchmark for what Australians will expect when they fly.
The terminal will be easy to navigate with simple and intuitive wayfinding which will come together with great customer service to ensure passengers have a stress-free airport experience.
Sustainability has been a significant consideration with passive design principles drawing on natural light and airflow which means the terminal not only operates with superior energy efficiency but also reduces the amount of carbon emission generated to power the terminal. Which is cool, no pun intended!
The final design delivers the best customer outcomes in the context of a strong regional identity that is unmistakably at home in Western Sydney.
The terminal construction is expected to create more than 1400 direct jobs and thousands more indirect jobs through its flow-on benefits to suppliers and the local economy. This is in addition to the jobs created by the project’s earthworks, runway construction and other civil and building works across the massive 1780-hectare site.
Terminal construction is due to begin at the end of 2021.