Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham
Minister for Finance
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for South Australia
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts
Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021
The contract for landside works including ground transport facilities such as car parks and electric vehicle charging stations at Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has been awarded to Aerowest joint venture of BMD construction and Seymour Whyte Constructions.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said this marked another milestone for the airport – one of the nation’s biggest infrastructure projects.
“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone in the delivery of this once-in-a-generation project for Western Sydney with all major contracts now awarded, paving the way for even more activity to get underway on site,” Minister Fletcher said.
“The landside contract will deliver essential ground transport operational facilities to underpin smooth and efficient journeys to and from the airport, including car parks, electric vehicle charging stations and holding areas for point-to-point transport services.
“The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering this once-in-a-generation project for Western Sydney, which is already more than one quarter complete set to unlock 28,000 direct and indirect jobs and billions in economic activity.”
Minister for Finance, Simon Birmingham said this contract will also ensure complementary infrastructure projects integrate smoothly with the new airport, such as the M12 motorway and the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail link.
“These projects will provide critical connections, getting overseas visitors from the new airport to their destination, and Australians to the rest of the world, to unlock the full benefits of this up-and-coming international gateway,” Minister Birmingham said.
“The airport and surrounding road and rail links will be a catalyst for future jobs, economic growth and prosperity in the region, and form an integral element of the surrounding Aerotropolis and the broader Western Parkland city.”
The Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh, welcomed today’s contract announcement.
“This is the final, major contract to be awarded for the Western Sydney Airport and a massive milestone for Western Sydney,” Ms McIntosh said.
"The Morrison Government has made a once in a generation investment with over $5.3 billion for the Airport, plus significant additional investment in the surrounding Aerotropolis and road and rail infrastructure. Within five years of opening, there will be over 28,000 jobs and this is what I’m passionate about - local jobs and infrastructure.
“The Western Sydney Airport is a game changer for Western Sydney. We’ve already met and exceeded our fifty per cent local workforce target and I’ll keep advocating for more opportunities for businesses and our local workforce. Every milestone is a win for local jobs and investment in Western Sydney.”
The contract for the delivery of the airport’s technology framework has also been awarded to DXC Technology to design and deliver the foundational structure that will allow more than 60 technology systems to effectively communicate with each other and with the systems of airlines, air cargo operators, retail tenants and government agencies; to ensure a fast, seamless journey for customers.
In addition to its investment in Western Sydney International, the Morrison Government has committed $9 billion for the vital rail and road links that will transform the region.
This includes the $3.5 billion investment to deliver new major road infrastructure and upgrades under the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, including $1.6 billion for the M12, plus $5.25 billion towards the first stage of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail link.
The new metro line will run beside the Main Access Road through the Business Park area, before heading underground and arriving at the Airport Terminal Station, to drop off and pick up people right at the world-leading Western Sydney International Terminal.