WSA Main Works Package 1 - Bulk Earthworks and Airside Civil Works


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WSA Main Works Package 1 - Bulk Earthworks and Airside Civil Works

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Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

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All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Other transport
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Western Sydney Airport (WSA) will be developed by Federal Government-owned Western Sydney Airport Corporation (WSA Co.) in stages in response to passenger demand. Stage 1 will see a single runway airport constructed with capacity for up to 10 million passengers a year. WSA Co. announced in November 2017 that the main works will be tendered in three separate packages.

Package 1 will comprise:

- earthworks to move and redistribute 22 million cubic metres of soil;
- drainage, detention basins and water treatment facilities;
- utilities; and
- pavements for the northern runway, taxiways and aprons.

The package is to be a fixed price lump sum Design and Construct contract, with a reference design developed by GHD. WSA Co. intends to utilise a collaborative tender process for procurement and is proposing to provide unsuccessful tenderers with a capped monetary contribution to offset tender development costs.

Registrations of Interest for the package were called for on 9 February 2018. In August 2018, WSA Co announced that the Package would be split in to three sub packages to allow more businesses to be involved in the project. The three packages include:

- Bulk Earthworks Package A, comprising bulk earthworks, utilities relocation and decontamination on the northern sector of the site;
- Bulk Earthworks Package B, comprising bulk earthworks, utilities relocation and deconomination on the southern sector of the site; and
- Pavements Package, comprising all airside civils within the site.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Bulk Earthworks Package A were called for in August, with a preferred tenderer expected to be selected in the second half of 2019.

Bulk Earthworks Package B and the Pavements Package are expected to be awarded in mid-2020 and mid-2021 respectively.

The works are scheduled to be completed in mid-2025.

Last reviewed: 17/08/2018

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