Media Release

Upcoming tender opportunities for Western Sydney Airport

3 November 2017

WSA Co the company established to deliver and operate the Western Sydney Airport is looking for the best design and construction expertise the private sector has to offer.

Converting the undulating site into a 21st century airport is a substantial undertaking with 22 million cubic metres of earth to be moved, one million square metres of airside pavements and 30 kilometres of landside roads to be constructed and the delivery of an iconic terminal that reflects the culture and aspirations of the Western Sydney community.

The company has carefully considered the best way to deliver the project within the $5.3 billion budget set by the Government and ensure the airport will be ready to commence operations in 2026.

There will be three primary packages of work that constitute the Main Airport Works program.

The first package will cover all Stage 1 earthworks, drainage and utilities, together with airside pavements. An Expression of Interest for this package will be released to market in early February 2018, with a view to contracting a preferred tenderer in the first quarter of 2019 and for works to commence early in the second half of 2019.

The second package will be the terminal building and associated airside and landside interface works with the third package focussed on the landside roads, carparks and associated works. WSA Co intends to commence procurement of these works after awarding the first package.

A number of smaller specialist packages, including IT, security and baggage handling systems will be put out for tender separately and integrate with the main works.

WSA Co Chair, Paul O'Sullivan, said that “WSA Co is committed to delivering a world class airport and this decision is essential to achieving that objective by 2026. This strategy allows WSA Co to procure the best expertise that the private sector has to offer.”

WSA Co has already issued tenders to market for airport Enabling Works, which will commence on site in 2018.

WSA Co will provide more information on its procurement approach in the coming days and brief the construction market in further detail in early December.

For more information please visit our website at wsaco.com.au.

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