Site preparation

Keeping on top of a complex infrastructure project

The Western Sydney Airport encompasses nearly 1,800 hectares of undulating terrain.

Major earthworks are required, as is the relocation of structures like high-voltage powerlines, cemeteries and heritage sites. 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, $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, the part of The Northern Road that currently transects the airport site will be relocated.

Construction of the airport commenced on 24 September 2018 with early earthworks now underway.