Final major contract awarded for Western Sydney Airport

The final major contract for Western Sydney Airport has been awarded to Aerowest joint venture of BMD construction and Seymour Whyte Constructions.

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.

The contract, which was finalised late December, marks the last of the four major contracts awarded for the project to date, including the bulk earthworks package awarded to CPB Contractors and Lendlease (now ACCIONA) joint venture in September 2019; the terminal and specialty works package awarded to Multiplex, in partnership with Arup, Woods Bagot and Airbiz, in June 2021; and the airside civil and pavements work contract awarded to a CPB Contractors and ACCIONA joint venture in September 2021.

Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said this marked another milestone for the airport – one of the nation’s biggest infrastructure projects.

“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,” Minister Fletcher said.

“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 would 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 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.

A $1.8 billion contract was awarded to CPB Contractors and Ghella on December 22 to build 9.8 kilometres of twin metro rail tunnels for the 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.

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