The Australian Government is investing up to $5.3 billion in Western Sydney Airport through the Government-owned company, WSA Co, which is responsible for building the airport.

The airport is a transformational infrastructure project that will provide much needed additional aviation capacity to meet Sydney’s growing demand for air services. The project will also generate economic activity and provide employment opportunities closer to home for people in Western Sydney.

Set to open in 2026, Stage 1 of the airport will have a single 3.7-kilometre runway, capable of handling the full range of domestic, international and freight aircraft, including the Airbus A380. Initially the airport will handle around 5 million annual passengers, growing to around 10 million annual passengers five years after opening—similar in size to Adelaide Airport today.


Government agency - Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Project Funding source - Australian Government

  • Major industry:

    Transport postal & warehousing

  • Major procurement method:

    To Be Determined

  • Next key date:

  • Project contracts:

    None available

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