Site preparation

Keeping on top of a complex infrastructure project

The Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) encompasses nearly 1,800 hectares of undulating terrain.

Major earthworks are almost complete, and included the relocation of structures like high-voltage powerlines, cemeteries and heritage sites.

Construction of WSI commenced on 24 September 2018. Major construction is underway and the airport is on track to commence operations in late 2026. A number of minor roads within the Badgerys Creek site have been closed as part of early preparatory work on the site. Work is also continuing with the NSW Rural Fire Service to reduce fire risk at the airport site. As part of the 10-year, $4.4 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, the part of The Northern Road that currently transects the airport site will be relocated.