Industry lining up for Western Sydney Airport

Media Release


26 June 2017

More than 500 representatives from a range of industries gathered in Penrith to learn more about opportunities to tender for design and construction work on the Western Sydney Airport.

Opening in 2026, Western Sydney Airport will be a full-service domestic and international airport with a single runway and capacity for up to 10 million annual passengers in its early years. The airport will expand in line with demand and a second parallel runway may be added in the future.

The Australian Government announced in this year's Budget that it will invest up to $5.3 billion in equity in the Western Sydney Airport through WSA Co.

The Government's role in Western Sydney Airport will be as investor, not builder, and WSA Co will recruit and procure the best and brightest to manage the project.

Industry will be approached through multiple competitive tenders to ensure the best deal in terms of value for money, schedule and risk allocation is made.

The Australian Government is committed to the Western Sydney Airport and the employment growth it will bring to Western Sydney Airport. Engaging with the private sector is an important part of this.

Western Sydney Airport will be a catalyst for economic transformation in the region and is expected to generate 20,000 direct and indirect jobs by the early 2030s.

Western Sydney Airport will be among the most prominent construction projects in the country over coming years. The project will attract market-leading construction and services companies wishing to be part of developing a world-class airport.

Today's engagement with industry again demonstrates the Government's intention to secure the best industry has to offer and to develop an airport that Western Sydney can be proud of.

Initial works on the site will commence before the end of next year.

More information on the Western Sydney Airport can be found at