Multiplex selected to deliver Western Sydney Airport terminal

Global construction company Multiplex has been appointed to deliver the new Western Sydney International Airport (Nancy-Bird Walton) Terminal and specialty services.

Western Sydney International Airport will be a full-service airport catering for domestic and international passengers as well as freight services.

Multiplex has been awarded contract to deliver the main airport terminal, apron and airport facilities to accommodate up to 10 million passengers per year.

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,”David Ghannoum, Multiplex Regional Managing Director NSW said.

According to Multiplex, Western Sydney International Airport will launch the careers of a diverse workforce and provide thousands of jobs.

“We will be engaging local suppliers across a range of trades, and working closely with them to minimise risk and ensure the highest level of safety on site,” said Ghannoum.

Multiplex is an established global construction company that has delivered over 1,000 projects across the world and has an outstanding track record of successfully delivering complex projects in Australia.

New South Wales Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts,  Paul Fletcher said the contract award was an important step in the development of Sydney’s new airport.

“Today’s announcement and unveiling of the final designs of the new Western Sydney Airport is a major milestone towards the delivery of one of the most significant infrastructure projects in Australia,” Minister Fletcher said.

“After several years of preparing the airport site, including moving 18 million cubic metres of earth to date, construction is on track to commence on the integrated passenger terminal at the end of the year, which will have the capacity to handle up to 10 million passengers a year once it opens in late 2026.”

The Western Sydney International Airport will be developed in stages as demand grows, and 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.

In addition to the $5.3 billion investment in Western Sydney International, the Federal Government has committed another $9 billion for the vital rail and road links that will transform the Western Sydney region.

This includes the $3.5 billion investment to deliver new major road infrastructure and upgrades under the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan and $5.25 billion towards the first stage of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail link.

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