Project

Western Sydney Airport

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Western Sydney Airport

The Western Sydney Airport (WSA) project will deliver a second airport at Badgerys Creek in Sydney's west. WSA is being developed by the Federal Government-owned Western Sydney Airport in stages in response to passenger demand. Stage One, which will have capacity for up to 10 million passengers a year, will see the construction of:

  • a single 3.7 kilometre runway
  • aprons, taxiways and other appropriate aviation facilities
  • a terminal with a floor area of up to 90,000 square metres
  • car-parking facilities for around 11,500 cars, and
  • onsite roads and utilities.

Future stages would include the construction of a second runway and enhanced facilities. However this is not expected until 2050s.

Stage One main works packages are:

  • Bulk Earthworks Package 
  • Pavement and Airside Civil Package
  • Terminal and Specialty Works, and
  • Landside Civil and Building Works.

Financing

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Equity Finance: Federal Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Western Sydney Airport
Related contracts:
Airport Planning Services
Successful Tenderer - Arup

Delivery Partner
Successful Tenderer - Bechtel

Early Earthworks
Successful Tenderer - CPB Contractors and ACCIONA joint venture

Geotechnical Investigation Services
Successful Tenderer - JK Geotechnics

Independent Certifier for Design and Construction Services
Successful Tenderer - WSP

Land Survey Services
Successful Tenderer - Veris

Master Technologist
Successful Tenderer - Accenture

Project Management
Successful Tenderer - Bechtel

PROJECT HISTORY

2016 The Federal Government released a Key Functional Specifications report following the release of the revised Airport Plan in 2016. These documents will govern the design of the airport.
Dec 2016 The Federal Government issued a 'Notice of Intention' (NOI) to Sydney Airport Group setting out the formal contractual terms for Sydney Airport Group to develop and operate Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek. The NOI comprises detailed legal documents specifying terms for developing and operating the Western Sydney Airport.
May 2017 Sydney Airport Group announced it would not accept the NOI for WSA. This was followed by an announcement from the Federal Government that it will build WSA, and not offer the private sector the opportunity to develop WSA. In the event the the NOI was accepted, these terms would form the basis of the contract between Sydney Airport Group and the Federal Government. As the NOI was not accepted, the Government had the option to develop the airport itself, or seek out a new partner under similar terms as those offered to Sydney Airport Group.
May 2017 The Federal Government announced in the 2017-18 Budget that up to $5.3 billion in equity would be invested into the Federal Government-owned WSA Co from 2017-18 to build the airport. The Budget also allocated $8.7 million over 10 years from 2017-18 to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications and the Department of Finance for shareholder oversight of WSA Co.
Aug 2017 The Federal Government called for EOIs for the Project Management and Technical Support services contract. Shortlisted EOI respondents were invited to participate in a limited Request for Tender (RFT) process.
Aug 2017 The Federal Government established WSA Co.
Oct 2017 A Request for Tender for the provision of geotechnical investigation services was released.
Oct 2017 A Request for Tender for the provision of land survey services was released.
Nov 2017 The geotechnical investigation services contract was awarded to JK Geotechnics.
Dec 2017 The Federal Government awarded AECOM with the Project Management and Technical Support services contract. AECOM will support the Federal Government with establishing a project management office, undertaking technical reviews, providing procurement oversight, and undertaking general project management services as required.
Dec 2017 An industry information session was held by WSA Co to provide further procurement information on the Main Works, Enabling Activities and professional services contracts.
Dec 2017 The land survey services contract was awarded to Veris.
Jan 2018 EOI's for the Project Management contracts with WSA Co for the delivery of Package One and definition of Packages Two and Three were released.
Jan 2018 WSA Co announced it would be delivering the airport under a Delivery Partner model and called for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for both the Delivery Partner and Project Management roles.
Mar 2018 Request for Tenders (RFTs) for the early earthworks contract were opened with over a dozen companies invited to tender.
Apr 2018 WSA Co shortlisted four parties for the Delivery Partner role - Bechtel Infrastructure, a Jacobs, Mott MacDonald Seymour Whyte Joint Venture, Laing O'Rourke and WSP.
May 2018 The Federal Government officially granted WSA Co. the lease to the Western Sydney Airport Site formalising WSA Co's right to build and operate the airport.
May 2018 RFTs for the Project Management contracts with WSA Co. for the delivery of Package One and definition of Packages Two and Three were released.
Jun 2018 Bechtel Infrastructure was selected for the Delivery Partner and the Project Management role.
Jun 2018 A CPB Contractors and Lendlease (now ACCIONA) Joint Venture was awarded the contract for early earthworks.
Nov 2018 The Federal Government awarded the Airport Planning Services contract to Arup. The contract includes working with WSA Co. to develop an overarching plan and functionality design for airside and landside facilities.
Mar 2019 The Federal Government announced Western Sydney Airport would be officially named Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
Sep 2019 WSP was appointed as independent certifier for design and construction services. The contract includes certification of bulk earthworks, pavement works, terminal and specialty works and landside civils and buildings for the airport.
Jun 2020 Accenture was selected as the Master Technologist for the project and will be responsible for designing the technology architecture and infrastructure required for the project.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Project website
Western Sydney Airport
Infrastructure agency resources
Infrastructure Australia assessment
Government resources
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan
Major Contract

WSA Main Works – Landside Civil and Building Works

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
WSA Main Works – Landside Civil and Building Works

Landside Civil and Building Works package involves the construction of:

  • roads and their connections to external roads and car parks
  • connections to external utilities, and
  • landside infrastructure and facilities.

Landside infrastrucuture and facilities comprise of:

  • a water and wastewater complex
  • a waste disposal facility
  • an airport ground maintenance facility
  • mechanical workshop facilities
  • flammable and hazardous materials storage
  • utility buildings
  • access control points
  • emergency operations centre
  • landscaping, and
  • security fencing.

Key Dates

2021 Expected Contract Award
Oct 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
2025 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Western Sydney Airport

PROJECT HISTORY

Mar 2020 Western Sydney Airport invited Registration of Interest for the package, closing on 21 April. Expression of Interest process was expected to begin in September, with contract award expected in fourth quarter of 2021.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Project website
Western Sydney Airport
Government resources
Procurement information
Major Contract

WSA Main Works – Airside Civil and Pavement Works

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
WSA Main Works – Airside Civil and Pavement Works

Airside Civil and Pavement Works package comprises the construction of:

  • a 3,700-metre runway
  • access and exit taxiways and four rapid exit taxiways (RET) pavements
  • parallel taxiway pavements and aircraft isolation pad
  • engine run-up bay
  • aeronautical ground lighting (AGL) for CAT IIIB operations
  • perimeter roads and airside roads,and
  • security fencing, including civil works provisioning for services such as CCTV, lighting, communications and power.

At the stage of procurement commencement, the package did not include terminal apron, apron roads, aviation fuel distribution, rescue and firefighting facilites or navigational aids.


 

Key Dates

Feb 2020 ROIs Open
Sep 2021 Expected Contract Award
Oct 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2024 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Western Sydney Airport

PROJECT HISTORY

Aug 2018 Western Sydney Airport announced that Main Works Package One would be split in to three sub packages to allow more businesses to be involved in the project. This resulted in Main Works Packages 1A, 1B and 1C. Package 1A and 1B has since been consolidated to a single Bulk Bulk Earthworks Package while 1C is now known as the Airside Civil and Pavement Works package.
Feb 2020 Western Sydney Airport invited Registration of Interest (ROI) for Airside Civil and Pavement Works package, closing on 24 February. Expression of Interest (EOI) process was expected to begin in June, with contract award expected in the third quarter of 2021.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Initiative (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Project website
Western Sydney Airport
Government resources
Procurement information
Major Contract

WSA Main Works – Terminal and Specialty Works

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
WSA Main Works – Terminal and Specialty Works

Terminal and Specialty Works package involves main airport terminal, apron and airport facilities to accommodate up to 10 million passengers yearly. This comprises the construction of:

  • terminal building
  • plaza, and
  • connections to the rail and bus stations, taxi ranks, carparks, roads, footpaths and all ancillary buildings.

The specialty works component includes the following sub-packages:

  • the baggage handling system (procured separately)
  • security systems
  • information technology architecture and network
  • aerobridges and fixed links
  • apron and associated external utilities, and
  • lifts and escalators.

Key Dates

Aug 2019 ROIs Open
Sep 2019 ROIs Close
Jan 2020 EOIs Open
Jun 2021 Contract Award
Dec 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Mar 2026 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Western Sydney Airport
Shortlist: Lendlease Building and CPB Contractors Joint Venture Multiplex Watpac
Successful Tenderer: Multiplex, in partnership with Arup, Woods Bagot and Airbiz
Adviser (Tenderer): Allens
Related contracts:
Baggage Handling System
Successful Tenderer - Vanderlande

PROJECT HISTORY

Jun 2019 WSA Co shortlisted five architectural teams for the design of the terminal - Design Inc & Foster + Partners, Architectus, Gensler, SAA and Surbana Jurong, Cox Architecture and Zaha Hadid Architects, Woods Bagot and RSHP and Hassell and Pascall Watson.
Aug 2019 WSA Co opened Registrations of Interest for the project.
Oct 2019 The Cox Architecture and Zaha Hadid Architects submission was announced as the winning terminal design.
Sep 2020 WSA shortlisted three bidders for the project - a Joint Venture between Lendlease Building and CPB Contractors, Multiplex and Watpac.
Mar 2021 WSA awarded the contract for the baggage handling system to Vanderlande.
Jun 2021 WSA awarded Multiplex the Design and Construct contract for the Terminal and Specialty Works package. Separately, the final reference designs for the terminal were released. Multiplex, in partnership with Arup, Woods Bagot and Airbiz, was expected to complete the detailed designs and begin construction by the end of 2021.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Initiative (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Major Contract

WSA Main Works – Bulk Earthworks Package

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
WSA Main Works – Bulk Earthworks Package

Bulk Earthworks Package consists of:

  • decontamination works (excluding the early earthworks site)
  • construction of an on-site containment cell to manage asbestos contaminated soils and other contaminated material
  • bulk earthworks, including approximately 22 million cubic metres of cut and fill, and
  • trunk drainage infrastructure to manage rainfall runoff.

Key Dates

Aug 2018 EOIs Open
Sep 2019 Contract Award
Nov 2019 Construction Commencement
2022 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Shortlist: CPB Contractors and Lendlease (now ACCIONA) joint venture, a Ferrovial Agroman and QH & M Birt joint venture, Salini Impreglio
Successful Tenderer: CPB Contractors and ACCIONA joint venture

PROJECT HISTORY

Aug 2018 The Federal Government opened Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the works package.
Nov 2018 The Federal Government shortlisted three consortia for the works package - a CPB Contractors and Lendlease joint venture, a Ferrovial Agroman and QH & M Birt joint venture, and Salini Impreglio.
Sep 2019 WSA awarded the CPB Contractors and Lendlease joint venture with the contract.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Project (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Media releases
2019/09/06