Western Sydney Airport
Construction of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) 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 in WSI and has established a Commonwealth company, the Western Sydney Airport Corporation (WSA Co), to deliver the airport by 2026. Further details can be found on the WSA Co website (www.westernsydney.com.au).
The airport will be a full-service airport operating curfew free to deliver international, domestic and freight services.
Thorough environmental assessment in 2015-16 has informed measures that will mitigate and manage the effects of the airport's construction and operation on surrounding communities.
The Australian Government is responsible for developing the flight paths for single runway operations at WSI by the end of 2026.
The preliminary design and environmental assessment phase for single runway operations is underway. A draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), including details of the preliminary flight paths, will be released in the second half of 2023. The draft EIS will examine the noise, social and environmental impacts of the proposed flight paths. We will be seeking feedback from the community during this public exhibition period to guide the final flight path design.
Visit the new WSI airspace and flight path design Online Community Portal (www.WSIflightpaths.gov.au) to keep up-to-date on information about the WSI flight paths and engagement opportunities.
We are committed to consulting the community on WSI flight paths. We encourage you to sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on the planning process for flight paths.
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: 5.4 MB
Find out more about the path design for single runway operations PDF: 5.3 MB
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