Multiplex has been appointed to deliver the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport Terminal and specialty services, catering for domestic and international passengers as well as freight services.
Multiplex is set to deliver the main airport terminal, apron and airport facilities to accommodate up to 10 million passengers per year when the airport opens.
The company will design and construct all works within the terminal precinct including the terminal building, plaza, connections to the Metro rail station, bus station, taxi ranks and car parks, roads footpaths and external ancillary buildings and services.
The project team includes architects Woods Bagot, engineering company Arup and specialist aviation consultants, Airbiz.
“We are thrilled to be appointed to this incredible city-changing project and excited to bring this long-awaited piece of infrastructure to life. The airport will be at the centre of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis that will generate economic activity and local employment for the Western Sydney region, as well as meet Sydney’s growing aviation needs,” said David Ghannoum, Multiplex Regional Managing Director NSW.
The airport, which will become Sydney’s second, will be developed in stages as demand grows. A second runway is projected to be required around the 2050s. In the 2060s, the airport is expected to accommodate approximately 82 million passengers annually and become one of the largest gateways to Australia.
The first stage of the airport is expected to process 220,000 tonnes of air freight annually via its proposed on-airport freight facility, with multiple dedicated freighter aircraft stands. This is set to scale up with demand, potentially handling 1.8 million tonne of air freight p/a in the future.
The federal government commenced construction of the second Sydney airport in September 2018 after receiving determination in 2016. Construction of the 65,000m² terminal is due to begin at the end of 2021. Western Sydney International Airport is scheduled to open in late 2026.