Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

WSA Co Request for Tender underway for airport's initial earthworks

Media Release

PF021/2018

15 March 2018

Joint release with:

David Coleman

Federal Member for Banks
Assistant Minister for Finance

The first earthworks on the Western Sydney Airport site are on track to begin in the second half of this year, with WSA Co today releasing Requests for Tender for the Early Earthworks Package to companies selected through a Registration of Interest process. 

There has been strong local interest in the Early Earthworks package, with more than 12 companies invited to tender through a competitive process designed to achieve value-for-money services in the delivery of this critical infrastructure project.

The Early Earthworks package will include the movement of more than 1.8 million cubic metres of earth on the airport site, as well as road and drainage works.

Transmission line relocation works are already underway and WSA Co will release further packages of works to market as it continues to make progress towards an operational airport in 2026. 

Since its establishment in August last year, WSA Co has opened its headquarters in Liverpool, appointed Graham Millett as CEO, released its procurement strategy and announced its plans to support local jobs with targets for a local workforce of at least 30 per cent during construction, growing to a minimum of 50 per cent once the airport is fully operational. 

A centrepiece of the Western Sydney City Deal, the airport will support thousands of jobs and drive economic growth as the heart of the new Western Parkland City.