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 Former 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

Western Sydney Airport Lease Granted to WSA Co

Media Release


17 May 2018

Joint release with:

David Coleman

Assistant Minister for Finance

The Australian Government has today officially signed over the Western Sydney Airport site to WSA Co Limited (WSA Co), the company established to build the airport.

Today’s announcement marks significant progress towards the Government’s commitment of delivering Western Sydney Airport by 2026 and paves the way for earthworks to begin transforming the site later this year.

The granting of the Airport Lease formally provides WSA Co with the right to build and operate Western Sydney Airport, allowing WSA Co to begin construction and get on with the job of delivering a world-class airport for Western Sydney.

The Australian Government will work closely with WSA Co to ensure the development of the airport stays on schedule and that WSA Co continues to meet its regulatory obligations. The Government will maintain responsibility for airspace and flight path design, and biodiversity conservation.

WSA Co was incorporated on 7 August 2017 as a wholly Commonwealth owned company. The Australian Government has committed to investing up to $5.3 billion in equity in WSA Co to build Western Sydney Airport, a full-service international, domestic and freight airport.