Onwards and upwards

With so many airports at a COVID-19-driven standstill, it is refreshing to see work continue on a new hub. Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey updates Tara Craig on progress

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The new airport honours pioneering Australian aviator Nancy Bird Walton, founder of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association and often referred to as “The Angel of the Outback”
All images courtesy of Western Sydney International Airport unless otherwise stated

Work began on Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport in 2018.Billed by the Australian government as ‘a transformational infrastructure project that will generate economic activity, provide employment opportunities and meet Sydney's growing aviation needs’, it is clearly an ambitious undertaking.

The government is investing up to $5.3 billion in equity to deliver the airport through a government-owned company, Western Sydney Airport. The result will be a full-service facility operating curfew free, delivering international, domestic and freight services.

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