Facts and benefits

Western Sydney Airport is one of the most significant infrastructure projects underway in Australia. The Airport will shape the development of Western Sydney's future, and provide much needed aviation capacity to the Sydney basin. It will connect this growing region to the world and provide tens of thousands of jobs closer to where people live.

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Western Sydney Airport will stimulate employment in the local region. Construction of the airport will create thousands of local jobs through to the airport's opening in 2026. Once operational, the Airport will provide even more jobs, both onsite and within the surrounding airport precinct.

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The site and residences

The Badgerys Creek airport site is approximately 1,780 hectares (almost twice the size of the Sydney, Kingsford Smith, Airport site) and has been preserved for an airport development for nearly 30 years. Planning has ensured the Airport Plan makes the best use of the airport site, while minimising impacts on surrounding communities and preserving land for the airport's long-term growth.

Operations and tourism

Once Western Sydney Airport is operational (2026) it will stimulate the local economy, particularly in industries related to aviation, such as retail, transport and logistics, tourism and professional services. This will drive both population and employment growth towards Western Sydney, delivering both social and economic prosperity to the region.

The area and population growth

Western Sydney is one of Australia's fastest growing, culturally diverse regions and is currently home to almost half of Sydney's population. Its economy is Australia's third largest, and the population is forecast to grow more than 50% to over 3 million people by the early 2030s. The Australian and NSW Governments are investing in Western Sydney to meet the growing needs of its population and stimulate economic growth.


Last Updated: 23 May, 2018