The final major construction contract for Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has been awarded.
Following a competitive procurement process, the contract for construction of Western Sydney Airport’s landside precinct has been awarded to Aerowest Joint Venture, which consists of BMD Constructions and Seymour Whyte Constructions.
Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey described the contract as ‘the last piece of the puzzle for the project’s major procurement, completed ahead of schedule’.
Construction of the landside precinct will begin in 2022. It will involve integrating the new M12 Motorway, which will connect the airport to Sydney’s motorway network, and the airport’s two stations on the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line, with one stop at the passenger terminal and the other at the Business Precinct.
It will also involve construction of car parks, roads, bridges, utilities connections, operational buildings, and landscaping.
According to Hickey, the contract will create more than 700 direct jobs and many more indirect jobs through flow-on benefits to suppliers and the local economy.
Western Sydney Airport has contracted DXC Technology to design and deliver a technology framework that will allow more than 60 technology systems to communicate with each other to deliver a fast, seamless journey for customers.
“Unlike other airports, that need to retrofit ageing infrastructure, Western Sydney Airport has a unique greenfield opportunity to build an airport from the ground up with consideration for technologies that are emerging or yet to be imagined,” said Hickey.
“This technology partner will work with us to consider what a digitally-enabled airport opening in 2026 will look like and how we can incorporate tomorrow’s technology to transform the customer experience and avoid the frustrations that can be encountered at other airports.”
Western Sydney International Airport is on track to open to international, domestic and air cargo services in late 2026.