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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister 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

Search for Western Sydney Airport Terminal Designer Begins

Media Release


24 January 2019

Joint release with:

Senator The Hon Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance and the Public Service

The competitive search is underway for the architect who will design the terminal at Western Sydney Airport.

A once-in-a-generation opportunity, expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for the coveted design project, the first stage of the competitive process.

Firms submitting an EOI are encouraged to demonstrate how they intend to include university students - with a link to Western Sydney - on the design team.

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said it was an incredible opportunity for up and coming architects or designers who live or study in Western Sydney to make their mark on the iconic project.

“Designing an airport terminal takes experience and knowledge however we want local design students to be involved in delivering an iconic building,” he said.

“Whether it’s planning a specific part of the terminal or designing an aspect of the interior – there are endless possibilities.”

To be considered for the design project, interested firms must have experience designing an airport of similar size and complexity to Western Sydney Airport in the past five years.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the design will be focused on making sure that passengers and employees have the best possible experience.

“This is about delivering an airport which is iconic and leaves a real impression – yes, for people catching a plane, but also for the many people who will work, shop or meet up with friends there,” he said.

“This is the standard for many of the world’s leading airports and it’s the challenge that’s been set for anyone who wants the job of leading the design.”

Following the call for expressions of interest, potential terminal designs will go through a competitive process. The final terminal design will be chosen before the end of 2019 by a panel to be finalised in coming months.

Western Sydney Airport is set to support around 11,000 jobs during construction and 28,000 within five years of its opening in 2026. The terminal will cater for both international and domestic flights.

With an initial capacity of up to 10 million passengers a year, the airport will be designed to grow in stages without disrupting customers and in the 2060s Western Sydney Airport will cater for 82 million passengers a year.