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, WSA Co, to deliver the airport by 2026. Further details can be found on the WSA Co website.
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 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 Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) by the end of 2026.
We are currently in the preliminary design and environmental assessment phase for single runway operations, and are scheduled to release a draft Environmental Impact Statement on WSI’s flight paths in mid-2023.
We will be seeking feedback from the community during this public exhibition period to guide the final flight path design.
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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