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Applicant Date of Submission ABCO Reference Number Description WSA Determination WSA Determination Date ABC Determination ABC Determination Date
Bechtel Infrastructure (Australia) Pty Ltd 30/08/2018 BAN-18-SWZ-0007 Construction of tenmporary haul road, temporary site compound and temporary stockpile area Approved 29/08/2018 Approved 13/09/2018
Bechtel Infrastructure (Australia) Pty Ltd 19/09/2018 BAN-18-SWZ-0012 Stage 1 Clearing of Vegetation Approved 9/10/2018 Approved 11/10/2018

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Western Sydney Airport construction begins

Work to build Western Sydney Airport has begun, with ground broken today on the once-in-a-generation project.  

“Today marks both the end of a long journey and the start of an exciting new one,” Western Sydney Airport Chief Executive Graham Millett said.  

“It’s been talked about for decades, but now we’re ending the speculation – Western Sydney Airport is coming.”  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today gave the signal for earthmovers to roll into position and begin the mammoth task of preparing the site.  

“The site is very challenging, the difference between the highest and lowest points is the equivalent of a 12-storey building,” Mr Millett said.  

“These initial earthworks will help prepare the ground for eventual runway and terminal construction.”

The initial earthworks phase of construction is expected to take until the end of 2019. It involves moving around 1.8 million cubic metres of earth, which is the equivalent of about 720 Olympic swimming pools.

This significant task pales in comparison to the challenge ahead of Western Sydney Airport’s major earthworks. Due to begin in 2019, major earthworks will shift 
22 million cubic metres of earth, more than three times the amount moved to build the nearby, 41-kilometre M7 motorway.

“Building Western Sydney Airport is one of the biggest earthmoving challenges in Australian history,” Mr Millett said.  

A workforce of around 180 people will carry out the initial earthworks. Over the course of the airport construction project, 11,000 jobs are set to be created, with a target of at least one-third coming from Western Sydney.

“Western Sydney Airport will generate prosperity in the region - our local employment target means that starts now,” Mr Millett said.  

Western Sydney Airport is due to open in 2026 and will be a full-service airport with international, domestic and regional flights. It will also cater for freight flights, opening up new possibilities for Australian exporters and helping to tackle the nation’s growing freight task.  

“Both Qantas and Virgin have committed to flying from Western Sydney Airport,” Mr Millett said.  

“That’s a major vote of confidence and reflects the strong growth forecasts for the Asia-Pacific aviation market.”  

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Scott MacKillop    +61 404 020 476 

Early earthworks will help lay the foundations for the construction of the airport, and includes:

  • The delivery of earthmoving equipment and establishment of site offices
  • Moving 1.8 million cubic metres of earth within a prescribed area of the site
  • Construction of a new and realigned Badgerys Creek Road
  • A new intersection at Elizabeth Drive, in collaboration with Roads and Maritime Services.

Early earthworks is being carried out by the CPB Contractors and Lend Lease Joint Venture (CPBLL JV) and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Site compound
A site compound, internal fences and accessway are being set up at the northern end of Badgerys Creek Road, next to Elizabeth Drive Badgerys Creek.

To safely access the compound, a temporary roundabout and access points will be constructed on Badgerys Creek Road. Preliminary site investigations are being done along the road to finalise the design for this work.

To keep you and our workers safe we’ll have traffic control, management measures in place while we are working. When we have completed our investigations, we will finalise the design and carry out the work.

Preparation for main earthworks
The early earthworks site is split by Badgerys Creek Road and bordered by Elizabeth Drive and Badgerys Creek. It is being prepared and cleared for work, which includes the following activities:

  • site investigations and remediation,
  • existing service identification
  • removing topsoil and vegetation
  • stockpile management; and
  • improvement work such as creating internal haul roads.

Main earthworks
Main earthworks will begin once the site has been prepared.

Location of early earthworks

Early earthworks work area

Managing work impacts on our neighbours

Work will be dusty, noisy and you may notice an increase in vehicle movements. We will have measures in place to manage and minimise these impacts.

Traffic changes on local roads:

  • To ensure the safety of motorists and workers, there will be some temporary traffic changes in place along Badgerys Creek Road during working hours.
  • This will include temporary speed zones and lane closures which may impact travel times for motorists.
  • If you’re travelling along Badgerys Creek Road we ask that you take the time to observe traffic changes and obey displayed road signage at all times.

Work hours

Working hours are between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 1pm on Saturday, if required. No work will be carried out on Sundays or public holidays without prior notice.

If you have any questions, or would like to provide feedback about the works, please contact the early earthworks team:

  • 1800 951 171
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Community Notifications

Western Sydney Airport Co Limited (WSA Co) today called for expressions of interest in the first of the highly soughtafter major earthworks contracts for the airport.

Chief Executive of WSA Co, Graham Millett, said that following extensive market soundings, the major earthworks and airside civils works have been split into three packages.

“We’ve been delighted by the market interest in the project and the eagerness to be part of this history-making project. By splitting the major earthworks into three contracts we’re able to broaden the number of eligible tendering parties and drive greater value for the community,” Mr Millett said.

“We anticipate the award of the contract will be completed mid-2019 and we expect to see major earthworks commencing by late 2019, while the recently awarded early earthworks package is scheduled to commence in coming weeks,” he said.
The Company also called for requests for tender on the much-anticipated design and construction of the Visitor Centre, with an appointment expected in October 2018.

The Airport will support more than 11,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase and WSA Co has committed to a target of 30 per cent local employment during the construction period.

One of the nation’s most significant infrastructure projects in decades, the Airport will open in 2026, providing international and domestic passenger and freight services and generating around 28,000 jobs across Western Sydney during the first five years of operation.

All expressions of interest enquiries should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Current tenders

  • 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 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.