Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia
The Hon. Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon. Michael McCormack
Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
Senator the Hon. Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Senator for New South Wales
The Hon. Alan Tudge MP
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure
Melissa McIntosh MP
Member for Lindsay
Date: Monday, 2 September 2019
Locals and tourists will be able to take in Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport years before a plane even takes off with today’s unveiling of the world-class experience centre.
Designed in conjunction with the local landscape, the centre will guide visitors through an exhibition space before opening to a viewing area where they will be able to see airport construction underway. Major earthworks are set to begin in early 2020.
The viewing area is also equipped with augmented reality, allowing visitors to view how the terminal and runway will look and where they will be positioned.
The centre will feature interactive digital videos including the history of the region, the importance of the airport to Western Sydney and the massive economic benefits.
The opening of the Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre is another important milestone in the delivery of a new airport for Western Sydney, thanks to the Morrison Government’s $5.3 billion investment.
This centre will provide an opportunity for the people of Western Sydney to see first-hand the transformation underway in the region, driven by the airport’s development.
Western Sydney International will deliver jobs and economic growth for the region and this centre offers the chance for local people to feel like they are part it.
Construction of the airport commenced last year and the airport is on track to open in 2026.
Throughout the construction period, the airport will support more than 11,000 jobs in Western Sydney, and is expected to support 28,000 full-time jobs within five years of the airport opening.
Employment targets have been set meaning that 30 per cent of jobs during construction will go to local Western Sydney residents, increasing to 50 per cent when the airport is operating.
In addition the Western Sydney City Deal – between the Australian and New South Wales Governments, together with Western Sydney Councils – is delivering a vibrant, liveable Western Parkland City and attracting international and Australian investment to the precinct around the airport.
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