Joint Media Release

WSA Co to go to market for Western Sydney Airport earthworks

MC 04/18

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities
Federal Member for Bradfield 

1 February 2018

Western Sydney Airport is a step closer to becoming reality with WSA Co set to go to market for main earthworks and airside pavements on the airport site.

WSA Co, the Government-owned company established to deliver the Western Sydney Airport, has released two separate procurement packages to market for a Delivery Partner and a Project Manager (Definition). These services will provide professional support to the company with project management, planning, design development and construction management and help WSA Co deliver a world class Western Sydney Airport on time and on budget.

WSA Co will also go to market next week for the first stage of the main airport works program, inviting Registrations of Interest for the Bulk Earthworks and Airside Civil Works package, which makes up the largest part of work for the airport development, including moving more than 20 million cubic metres of earth to level the site.

This follows extensive market sounding undertaken by WSA Co over the last week.

Western Sydney Airport will not only support aviation capacity for the Sydney region but also be a catalyst for economic growth in Western Sydney for decades to come.

Western Sydney Airport is on track to commence operations before the end of 2026 and this announcement is another important milestone towards that deadline.

This follows last week’s announcement that work has begun on a major project to underground a high-voltage power line that currently crosses the site, and the last existing building on the site has been demolished in preparation for construction of the airport to commence.

Early stage earthworks will commence before the end of 2018, ahead of the Bulk Earthworks.

More information about these procurements is available on the WSA Co website at www.wsaco.com.au/business.

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Media Contact(s): 

For Minister Cormann: Karen Wu - 0428 350 139
For Minister Fletcher: Belinda Merhab - 0428 458 745

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance and the Public Service, Perth