Western Sydney Airport Unveils Its Design, Local Businesses To Benefit | Hawkesbury Gazette
Western Sydney Airport recently unveiled the final design of the passenger terminal at Western Sydney International Airport (Nancy-Bird Walton) at Badgery’s Creek – one more step for Hawkesbury businesses to take advantage of the opportunities that the new nearest airport will create for exports.
Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said every aspect of the design brings together global best practices to create a terminal that will provide passengers and airlines with an experience unmatched among Australian airports.
“It will be the best airport terminal in Australia, unlike anything that has been seen before in this country,” said Mr Hickey.
“This sets a new benchmark for what Australians will expect when they fly.”
The design would draw on Australia’s natural beauty, the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage, and strong principles of sustainability.
The terminal design is meant to be easy to navigate, and excellent customer service will be at the center of Western Sydney Airport.
“Flying from Western Sydney International will be quick, easy and smooth,” said Hickey.
“For airlines, our terminal will be entirely focused on operational efficiency and reliability, providing an environment in which passengers arrive at the aircraft feeling relaxed and ready to fly.”
WSA Executive Director – Community Engagement and Partnerships Katy Hannouch said in April that Western Sydney International’s air freight operations would mean quality produce grown in Hawkesbury could be available for sale in Asian markets within hours. later.
“Now is the time for Hawkesbury business owners to think globally and start envisioning the possibilities that easy access to an international air cargo hub will create for their businesses,” he said. she declared.
The construction of the terminal alone is expected to create more than 1,400 direct jobs and thousands more indirect jobs thanks to its benefits for suppliers and the local economy. This is in addition to the jobs created by the project’s earthworks, the construction of tracks and other civil engineering and construction work on the huge 1,780 hectare site.
Construction of the terminal is expected to begin at the end of the year. Western Sydney International says it is on track to begin international and domestic passenger services and air cargo operations at the end of 2026.