Western Sydney International will get passengers moving faster
Cutting-edge technology and innovative design will come together on the airfield at Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport to set a new benchmark for air travel in Australia.
Construction of the 3.7-kilometre runway and rapid-exit taxiways will begin in 2022 after the contract to design and build the airfield at Sydney’s new airport was awarded to CPB Contractors and ACCIONA joint venture following a competitive procurement process.
Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said the efficient airfield design, enabled by the latest technology, will reduce taxi times, preventing delays on the tarmac that can be frustrating for passengers and costly for airlines. WSI’s runway will handle the full range of commercial aircraft, including the new generation of ultra-long-haul airliners like the A350-1000 and Boeing 777X and be the only airport in Sydney equipped with a modern CAT III-B instrument landing system.
Sustainability will remain a key focus on the airfield as well as in the terminal, with the efficient design reducing fuel burn and emissions. Lighting will be LED with recycled content used where appropriate for construction. Crushed sandstone from tunnelling projects across Sydney will be reused as a high-strength foundation to support construction of the runway, taxiways and roads.
Airfield construction is expected to create around 1,200 direct jobs and support many more indirect jobs through flow-on benefits to suppliers, subcontractors and the local economy.
Read the Media Release Western Sydney International will get passengers moving faster | Western Sydney Airport
Next phase for Airport's Terminal
Our state-of-the-art terminal begins its next phase of development. The contract for the construction of the Western Sydney International Airport (WSI) passenger terminal precinct has been awarded to Australian-founded company Multiplex following a competitive procurement process. The final designs were unveiled, creating a new benchmark for what passengers can expect when they fly from WSI. The design draws on Australia’s natural beauty, the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage and strong sustainability principles. The design is an evolution of the initial concepts released two years ago that you may have already seen. Read more about its features and view the photos in the latest Gateway Newsletter.
Read the Media Release First look at ‘Australia’s best airport terminal’ | Western Sydney Airport
Community Open Day
Western Sydney Airport and bulk earthworks contractor CPB Acciona held a Community Open Day on Sunday 18 April 2021.
Numbers were restricted due to COVID, however we were able to host over 400 members of our local community at the site compound. Activities included learning about the site’s indigenous heritage and sampling bush tucker, getting onto some of the equipment, driving an excavator on our training simulator and learning about Airport construction. Local emergency service providers were also invited to attend and shared information about their services. Another Open Day is planned for later this year. The day will be promoted through this website and other social media channels:
View the video to learn more about the day Click here.