More jobs for Western Sydney as airport construction ramps up

Recruitment is ramping up at Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport with scores of new job opportunities across the once-in-a-generation project.

The $5.3 billion federally-funded airport will be looking for operators of earthmoving equipment such as scrapers and tipper trucks, as well as service crews for the large fleet of earthmoving equipment used to level the site.

Job opportunities include people needed to service machines at the on-site workshop – plant mechanics, auto-electricians, light vehicle mechanics, boiler makers, servicemen, refuelers and apprentice mechanics.

Western Sydney Airport Company will be holding an employment forum to provide potential candidates with an overview of the work and the available positions.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said that Western Sydney Airport and its construction contractors were commencing recruitment for the major earthworks package, which will see a significant increase in on-site activity from early next year.

“The major earthworks phase of the project will ramp-up early next year, as part of the task to move 25 million cubic metres within the 1,780 hectare airport site,” Senator Cormann said.

“This will create hundreds more jobs on the airport site, meaning more jobs for Western Sydney locals.”

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said that Western Sydney Airport was commencing recruitment for the new phase of the airport’s construction.

“Targets are in place for 30 per cent of airport construction jobs to go to Western Sydney locals and the major earthworks phase will see more earthmoving machinery on the site than ever before,” Mr Tudge said.

“So far, Western Sydney Airport is exceeding these targets, with locals making up more than 50 per cent of the total airport workforce at 30 June this year.”

Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh said an information session would be held on 10 December at the Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre.

“The information session will provide an opportunity for people interested in this work to meet the project team and get an understanding of the type of construction involved in the Western Sydney International Airport,” Ms McIntosh said.

“This is an opportunity to work on the largest and most significant infrastructure project underway in Australia.

“In addition the aerotropolis precinct will create a hub for emerging industries and technologies in defence, space, advanced manufacturing and more. I want to ensure we are educating and training local students so they are equipped to take on the jobs of the future in Western Sydney.”

Western Sydney International Airport is being delivered through a $5.3 billion Australian Government investment and is on track to open in 2026.