Western Sydney Airport

Construction of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is underway and on track to begin operations in 2026. The airport is a transformational infrastructure project that will generate economic activity, provide employment opportunities closer to home for people in the Western Sydney region, and meet Sydney's growing aviation needs.

The Australian Government is investing up to $5.3 billion in equity to deliver the airport through a government-owned company, 'Western Sydney Airport'.

The airport will be a full service airport operating curfew free, delivering international, domestic and freight services.

Thousands of jobs and opportunities for local businesses will be created. The airport is expected to support almost 28,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2031, five years after the airport opens.

Thorough environmental assessment has informed measures that will mitigate and manage the effects of the airport's construction and operation on surrounding communities.

Discover what a Western Sydney Airport could look like in a range of airport and rail videos on the Western Sydney Airport Portal.

Find out more about the next steps in the airport project in Western Sydney Airport Overview PDF: 834 KB

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Latest News

Western Sydney community update–Issue 2 2019
Latest Community Update out now

02 December 2019

The Western Sydney Community Update newsletter Issue 2 for 2019 is out now. This issue includes the latest on airport construction, an update on the Threatened Flora Propagation Program and an update on the Western Sydney City Deal.

first look at the Western Sydney International Airport terminal
First look at Western Sydney International terminal

29 October 2019

The initial design of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport terminal precinct has been unveiled following the appointment of the design architects.

demonstration of training available at TAFE NSW
First-class training to build Western Sydney International Airport

26 September 2019

An innovative partnership with TAFE NSW will provide first-class training opportunities for the construction workers building Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.