Western Sydney Airport contracts mean local jobs

Western Sydney Airport contracts mean local jobs

Hard hats and excavators will be on site by the end of the year after WSA Co awarded major contracts for Western Sydney Airport, creating up to 300 jobs.

WSA Co Chief Executive Officer Graham Millett said the Early Earthworks contract, which includes the initial earthwork to level the site for airport construction, was awarded to CPB Contractors Lendlease Joint Venture.

“We have Western Sydney employment targets built into the contracts, which means jobs for locals will be guaranteed,” Mr Millett said.

Work under the contract involves moving around 1.8 million cubic metres of soil to help level the site for major construction. The contract also involves building access roads and drainage.

Bechtel was awarded the Delivery Partner contract and will work closely with WSA Co to manage airport construction and ensure the project is safely completed on time, ready for passengers and aircraft in 2026.

“Bechtel is one of the world’s most experienced airport builders, having managed the construction of Hong Kong International Airport,” Mr Millett said.

“The company is also helping to deliver expansions to London’s Gatwick and City airports in a similar delivery management capacity to their role with Western Sydney Airport.

“Competition for the tenders was strong as the opportunity to be involved in this exciting greenfield project continues to see its global profile expand.”

Bechtel also won a separate contract to help WSA Co manage the airport design project.

WSA Co’s local employment targets of 30 per cent during construction and 50 per cent during operation will ensure the airport provides jobs for Western Sydney residents.

Bulk earthworks and airside civil packages are expected to go to market later this year.

 

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