The final design of the Western SYD International Airport (Nancy-Bird Walton) passenger terminal has been shared.
The design draws on Australia’s natural beauty, Aboriginal heritage and strong sustainability principles.
Western SYD International Airport CEO Simon Hickey said every aspect of the design brings together the world’s best practice to create a terminal that will offer passengers and airlines an experience unrivalled among Australian airports.
“This will be Australia’s best airport terminal, unlike anything seen before in this country,” Mr Hickey said.
“It sets a new benchmark for what Australians will expect when they fly.”
Simple and intuitive wayfinding around a terminal that will be easy to navigate, will come together with great customer service to ensure passengers have a stress-free airport experience.
“Flying from Western Sydney International will be fast, easy and seamless,” Mr Hickey said.
“For airlines, our terminal will be all about operational efficiency and reliability, providing an environment where passengers arrive at the aircraft feeling relaxed and ready to fly.”
The consultation with Aboriginal communities throughout the design process has been of high importance and has been integral for the final design of the Western SYD International Airport. A connection to Country will be reflected across both the departures and arrivals, ensuring the terminal has an authentic sense of place in Dharug country.
Sustainability considerations have also been put front and centre, with passive design principles drawing on natural light and airflows to provide superior energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. This includes a climate-responsive façade with ample shading and high-performance glass to ensure less energy is needed to keep the terminal at a comfortable temperature all year round.
The Western SYD International Airport terminal precinct’s forecourt will be a destination, with gardens featuring local native plants and areas that could be used for local produce markets, festivals and community events.
The design is an evolution of the initial concepts released two years ago. While key design principles have been retained, the final design delivers the best customer outcomes in the context of a strong regional identity that is unmistakably at home in Western Sydney.
Following a competitive procurement process, the contract to take the initial concepts through to a final design and to construct the terminal has been awarded to Australian-founded company Multiplex.
Terminal construction alone is expected to create more than 1400 direct jobs and thousands more indirect jobs through its flow-on benefits to suppliers and the local economy. This is in addition to the jobs created by the project’s earthworks, runway construction and other civil and building works across the massive 1780-hectare site.
Terminal construction is due to begin at the end of the year. Western SYD International Airport is on track to begin international and domestic passenger services and air cargo operations in late 2026.
Friday 4th June 2021 – Media Release
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