Western Sydney Airport
Construction of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is now underway. Set to open 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’.
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: 1591 KB
- Western Sydney Airport officially named
4 March 2019
The airport’s official name has been announced as Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
The airport’s name will ensure Nancy-Bird Walton’s contribution to aviation is remembered for generations to come.
More information here.
- Western Sydney City Deal Implementation Plan released
18 December 2018
The Western Sydney City Deal Implementation Plan has now been released. More information is on the Western Sydney City Deal website
- Earthworks now underway
24 September 2018
Construction of the airport commenced on 24 September 2018 with early earthworks now underway.
Visit WSA Co’s website for more information.
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