ROI open for Earthworks at Western Sydney Airport

Western Sydney Airport Co (WSA Co) has released a Registration of Interest (ROI) for early stage earthworks on the Western Sydney Airport (WSA) site.

The ROI for early earthworks includes movement of 1.8 million cubic metres of earth in the north-eastern part of the airport site.

These initial earthworks are a component of the total bulk earthworks required, with around 22 million cubic metres of earth to be moved and redistributed on the site throughout construction.

Following this ROI, a request for tender will be released and the contract awarded in 2018.

This is another in a series of milestones reached on the WSA project since the Australian Government announced the formal approval of the Airport Plan on 12 December 2016.

During 2017, these milestones have included:

  • Issuing a Notice of Intention to Sydney Airport, resulting in it announcing it would not build Sydney’s second airport
  • Establishing the Forum On Western Sydney Airport, a key community consultation mechanism for the airport’s development, chaired by Professor Peter Shergold
  • The announcement in the May 2017 budget that the Australian Government would commit up to $5.3 billion as an equity investment in a company to build and own Western Sydney Airport
  • The establishment in August 2017 of WSA Co, the government-owned company that will build and own Western Sydney Airport
  • Completing the appointment of all seven directors to the board of WSA Co
  • WSA Co opening its offices in Liverpool, Sydney
  • WSA Co going to market in several procurement processes, including for geotechnical survey work on the site

The airport is expected to be completed by 2026.

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