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
- FOWSA information session
30 July 2019
FOWSA will host a community drop-in information session on Saturday 7 September 2019.
The session will be followed by a FOWSA meeting, open for public observation (by registration only).
Visit the FOWSA page for more information.
- New Community Update out now
30 July 2019
A new Western Sydney Community Update newsletter is available now. Find out about the latest on the airport’s construction and the Western Sydney City Deal by reading the latest issue PDF: 2713 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.
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