WSA invites suitably qualified and capable organisations to register for receipt of Expression of Interest documentation for the Independent Certifier Services for Western Sydney Airport.

WSA will procure the Independent Certifier Services by carrying out a two-stage competitive process consisting of:

  1. An open Expression of Interest stage including an initial registration process; and
  2. A Request for Tender stage.

Any parties interested in bidding for the Independent Certifier Services must complete and submit a registration for Expression of Interest in accordance with the ‘Registration for Expression of Interest’ document available below:

Registration of EOI Independent Certifier: PDF 345kb

Western Sydney Airport has appointed consultants to look to leading airports around the world for inspiration as it designs its baggage handling system.

Western Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer Graham Millett today announced aviation logistics firm AVLogix has been awarded the contract for baggage handling consultancy services.

“We want to ensure that it’s not just passengers who enjoy a safe, smooth and reliable journey through Western Sydney Airport, but their bags as well,” Mr Millett said.

“We’ve asked AVLogix to explore what leading airports around the world are doing in this space to ensure that when it opens in 2026, Western Sydney Airport will offer an optimal customer experience.

“Too many of us know the stress of having a bag go missing in transit and our goal is to make sure that using the latest technology at Australia’s airport of the future, missing baggage becomes a thing of the past.

“We’ll be exploring options such as giving passengers the ability to track the location of their luggage throughout their journey.

“Our commitment is to design a convenient baggage handling service that gives passengers the confidence that their luggage is in safe hands and will arrive at the right place at the right time.”

Western Sydney Airport will have a combined international and domestic terminal, with the first stage to open in 2026, designed to cater for up to 10 million passengers a year.

The terminal will be designed to grow in stages without disrupting passengers, becoming the largest gateway to Australia in the 2060s, catering for more than 80 million passengers a year.
Mr Millett said Western Sydney Airport’s baggage handling services are also being planned and designed for this future growth in passengers.

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Sydney’s new international airport in Western Sydney pays tribute to one of the great aviators of Australia, Nancy-Bird Walton.

Nancy Bird dreamt of flying airplanes before she could even pronounce the word.

She was just four when she jumped from a fence, hands outstretched, declaring herself an “eppyplane”.

By the age of 19, she had set records in aviation, blazing a trail as a teenage woman in an industry still in its infancy – catastrophes were common, the technology was basic and the public were fearful. At 19, she had already become one of the world’s aviation pioneers.

Nancy was born in 1915, in the country NSW town of Kew. Her family moved to Sydney when she was a child but as the Great Depression set in, her father moved back to the country to open a shop and Nancy was chosen to help him as a bookkeeper, leaving school at the age of 13 while her mother and siblings remained in Sydney.

It was at 13 that Nancy took her first flight, paying ten shillings for a ride at an air pageant. It was at that point that flying became the “ruling passion” of her life. She handed over one pound, her whole week’s wage, and asked the pilot to do aerobatics.

She returned to work, saved 200 pounds and in August 1933, became one of the first students to enrol at aviation pioneer Charles Kingsford-Smith’s new flying school at Mascot.

By September, she had attained her ‘A’ license and soon after got her very own Gipsy Moth, flying from town to town and making money taking passengers for joy rides.

In 1935, she became the youngest commercially licensed female pilot in the Commonwealth and began operating an air ambulance service in Bourke for the Far West Children’s Health Scheme.

She operated an air ambulance service in Queensland before embarking on a world tour studying civil aviation. It was on her way home that she met Charles Walton. The pair were married in 1939 and had two children.

When World War II broke out, she became commandant of the Women’s Air Training Corps and in 1950, founded the Australian Women Pilots’ Association, remaining president until 1990. In her later life, she focussed on politics with an aim to getting women involved in the political process.

It is in tribute to her pioneering spirit that one decade after her passing in 2009, a project set to seize the opportunity to transform a region and blaze a trail with similar determination, will be named in Nancy-Bird’s honour.

Welcome to Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

Western Sydney Airport’s official name will pay tribute to one of Australia’s great aviators, Nancy-Bird Walton.

Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport was today unveiled as the Airport’s operating name by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who was joined by members of Nancy-Bird’s family.

Western Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer Graham Millett said Nancy-Bird Walton’s pioneering spirit made her the perfect namesake for the transformational infrastructure project.

“Western Sydney International is a once-in-a-generation project that promises a new era of jobs and opportunities for the millions of people who call the region home,” Mr Millett said.

“I think it is a fitting recognition of a trailblazing aviator and one of Australia’s great pioneers, Nancy-Bird Walton.”

Mr Millett said that the inclusion of ‘International’ in the name was important to ensure the premium nature of the airport is recognised globally.

“This will be a full-service airport, offering international, domestic and freight flights,” Mr Millett said.

“The community has been clear that including ‘International’ in the name is important to giving the Airport and its namesake region the status it deserves.

“Western Sydney International will be about the size of Gold Coast Airport when it opens and will gradually grow in stages and over decades to become the nation’s largest aviation gateway.”

The airport is on track to open in 2026. A second runway is expected to be required in the 2050s, with Western Sydney International set to take its place among the world’s most significant airports, processing more than 80 million passengers a year from the 2060s.

Construction of Western Sydney International’s visitor centre is now underway on the northwestern part of the airport’s 1780-hectare site.

Set to open later this year, the visitor centre will give community members, including school groups, the chance to watch the Airport’s terminal and runway being built, as well as an immersive digital experience telling the story of the Airport’s development and the benefits it will bring to the region.

Western Sydney Airport will continue to be the corporate name of the organisation responsible for delivering and operating the Airport.

 Western Sydney Airport has again been included among the nation’s ‘high priority infrastructure’ projects by Infrastructure Australia. 

Infrastructure Australia today released the 2019 Infrastructure Priority List, which names Australia’s most significant nation building initiatives, this year outlining a record $58 billion project pipeline.
Western Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer Graham Millett said the $5.3 billion Airport project would provide significant benefits, both locally and nationally.
“The Airport will be a game-changer for job creation in Western Sydney,” Mr Millett said.
“Not only will it support around 11,000 jobs in construction and up to 28,000 when operational, but Western Sydney Airport will be the catalyst for higher quality jobs in the region.
“The Airport is set to attract high tech manufacturing, medical and research industries that will mean new types of jobs for locals, who will no longer have to travel to the eastern CBD.
“At least 30 per cent of our construction workforce must be from Western Sydney, that increases to 50 per cent when the Airport is operating.”
Western Sydney Airport is also set to tackle Sydney’s airport capacity constraints, stimulating broader benefits such as increased trade and tourism.
“Western Sydney Airport will operate 24/7, which is crucial to providing new opportunities for producers to export fresh goods to lucrative Asian markets,” Mr Millett said.
Mr Millett also welcomed the Infrastructure Priority List’s inclusion of crucial road and rail initiatives to support Western Sydney Airport and the surrounding region.
“Constructing the M12 motorway to the Airport and ensuring a rail connection is in place when the Airport opens will be very important to ensuring easy access for workers and passengers,” he said.
Western Sydney Airport is set to begin international, domestic and air freight operations in 2026..

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Current tenders

  • Independent Certifier Services: CLOSES 28 MARCH 2019
  • Terminal Precinct Architect and Interior Design Services: CLOSED (21 FEBRUARY 2019)
  • Visitors Centre & Office Accommodation Works: CLOSED (4 AUGUST 2018)
  • Bulk Earthworks and Airside Civil Works - Registration of Interest (Bulk Earthworks Package A) CLOSED (24 AUGUST 2018)
  • Airport Planning Services: CLOSED (2 JULY 2018)
  • Technical Services Panel—Engineering Services: CLOSED (21 May 2018)
  • Technical Services Panel—Quantity Surveying Services: CLOSED (21 May 2018)
  • Early Earthworks—Registration of Interest: CLOSED (7 March 2018)
  • Delivery Partner—Expression of Interest: CLOSED (28 February 2018)
  • Project Manager (Definition)—Expression of Interest: CLOSED (28 February 2018)

Contracts awarded

  • The contract for Baggage Handling Concept Design was awarded to AV logic on the 26 February 2019.
  • The contract for the Airport Planner was awarded to Arup on the 12 November 2018.
  • The contract for the Visitor Centre and Office Accommodation was awarded on 26 October 2018 to Watpac Construction Pty Ltd.
  • The contract for Early Earthworks was awarded on 29 June 2018 to CPB Contractors & Lendlease Engineering Joint Venture

  • The contract for the Delivery Partner and Project Manager Definition was awarded on 29 June 2018 to Bechtel Australia


  • The contract for Land Survey Services was awarded on 15 December 2017 to Veris.
  • The contract for Geotechnical Investigation Services was awarded on 22 November 2017 to JK Geotechnics.