WSA Main Works Package 1 - Bulk Earthworks and Airside Civil Works - Packages A and B


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WSA Main Works Package 1 - Bulk Earthworks and Airside Civil Works - Packages A and B

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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.

Credibly proposed

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Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

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

STATUS: Recently closed
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 25 million cubic metres of soil
  • drainage, detention basins and water treatment facilities
  • utilities, and
  • pavements for the northern runway, taxiways and aprons.


While 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.

Bulk Earthworks Package A comprises the bulk earthworks, utilities relocation and decontamination on the northern sector of the site. As part of this, the northern half of the 1780-hectare site will be levelled, which will involve moving around 11 million cubic metres of earth

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Bulk Earthworks Package A were called for in August 2018. 

In November 2018, the Federal Government announced it had shortlisted three consortia for the Request for Tender phase for Package A, including:

  • CPB Contractors and Lendlease joint venture,
  • Ferrovial Agroman and QH & M Birt joint venture, and
  • Salini Impreglio.


In September 2019, WSA Co announced a CPB Contractors and Lendlease joint venture had been awarded a contract for packages A & B. Construction is expected to start in early-2020 and be completed in the 2022-23 financial year.

Last reviewed: 05/09/2019

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