WSA Main Works Package 2 - Terminal and Speciality Works


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Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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WSA Main Works Package 2 - Terminal and Speciality Works

Prospective pipeline

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).

Preferred bidder announced

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Recently closed

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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: 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 2 will comprise the construction of the terminal building along with airside to landside interface works. This will include: the terminal building, plaza, 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
  • security systems
  • information technology architecture and network
  • aerobridges and fixed links
  • apron and associated external utilities, and
  • lifts and escalators.

The design of the terminal will be finalised when the contract is awarded, however, some concept designs for the precinct have been released. These include a public plaza, retail and dining options and connections to the new M12 Motorway and Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport.



Project Procurement

Architectural design

Jun 2019: Five architectural teams shortlisted for the terminal design

Oct 2019: Cox Architecture and Zaha Hadid Architects selected for the winning design


Aug 2019: Registration of interest (ROI) opened

Sep 2019: Registration of interest (ROI) closed

Oct 2019: Participant engagement

Jan 2020: Expressions of interest open

Sep 2020: The Federal Government's WSA Co shortlisted three bidders:

  • a Joint Venture of Lendlease Building and CPB Contractors
  • Multiplex Constructions, and
  • Watpac Construction.


Mid 2021: Contract award

Early 2025: Construction completion



Project History

Oct 2019: The winning design was announced as the Cox Architecture and Zaha Hadid Architects submission.

Aug 2019: WSA Co opened the Registration of Interest process. Parties interested in tendering for Package 2 must submit an ROI by 23 September. WSA Co will then evaluate submissions and undertake market engagement with successful registrants throughout October. The Expression of Interest phase is expected to be opened in January 2020 and be followed by a Request for Tender in mid-2020. It is expected that the contract will be awarded in early to mid-2021. Construction is due to be completed in early 2025.

Jun 2019: Five architectural teams were shortlisted for the terminal design competition including:

  • 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

Last reviewed: 11/09/2020

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