Major Contract

Western Sydney Airport – Terminal and Specialty Works

Under Delivery
Western Sydney Airport – 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
Nov 2021 Construction Commencement
Mar 2026 Expected Construction Completion


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


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.
Nov 2021 The Federal Government announced that construction had commenced on the Terminal and Specialty Works Package of the project.
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Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
New South Wales |