The contract for landside works including ground transport facilities such as car parks and electric vehicle charging stations at Western Sydney International Airport has been awarded to Aerowest joint venture of BMD construction and Seymour Whyte Constructions.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said this marked another milestone for the airport – one of the nation’s biggest infrastructure projects.
“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone in the delivery of this once-in-a-generation project for Western Sydney with all major contracts now awarded, paving the way for even more activity to get underway on site,” Minister Fletcher said.
“The landside contract will deliver essential ground transport operational facilities to underpin smooth and efficient journeys to and from the airport, including car parks, electric vehicle charging stations and holding areas for point-to-point transport services.
Minister for Finance, Simon Birmingham said this contract will also ensure complementary infrastructure projects integrate smoothly with the new airport, such as the M12 motorway and the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail link.
“These projects will provide critical connections, getting overseas visitors from the new airport to their destination, and Australians to the rest of the world, to unlock the full benefits of this up-and-coming international gateway,” Minister Birmingham said.
The contract for the delivery of the airport’s technology framework has also been awarded to DXC Technology to design and deliver the foundational structure that will allow more than 60 technology systems to effectively communicate with each other and with the systems of airlines, air cargo operators, retail tenants and government agencies; to ensure a fast, seamless journey for customers.
In addition to its investment in Western Sydney International, the Morrison Government has committed $9 billion for the vital rail and road links that will transform the region.
This includes the $3.5 billion investment to deliver new major road infrastructure and upgrades under the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, including $1.6 billion for the M12, plus $5.25 billion towards the first stage of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail link.
The new metro line will run beside the Main Access Road through the Business Park area, before heading underground and arriving at the Airport Terminal Station, to drop off and pick up people right at the world-leading Western Sydney International Terminal.
The M12 Motorway is a major road infrastructure project that will provide direct access to the Western Sydney International Airport.
The M12 Motorway has passed a major construction milestone with Seymour Whyte being the driving force behind the progress.