Sydney Airport has awarded the major construction contract to revitalise the T1 International forecourt with the scope of works set to improve the travelling experience for international travellers, visitors and staff.

Ford Civil was awarded the construction contract.

Due to open in the fourth quarter of 2022, the works include a reoriented outdoor design featuring 10,000sqm of new paving, more green space with elevated gardens, and over 60 species of plants, as well as new seating, improved signage and wayfinding, and a contemporary café.

Sydney Airport has collaborated with Indigenous-owned landscapers Jiwah to establish a sustainable, native green space which will feature native trees, structural plants, groundcovers and grasses, with many species being Indigenous to the area.

The airport is also working with the Gujaga Foundation to deliver a stronger connection with the local community by sourcing the traditional names, uses and meanings behind the flora.

Once complete, the outdoor forecourt is expected to offer international travellers a more welcoming experience to Australia that embodies the spirit of Sydney, as well as providing a calm and comfortable space for people to rest and relax after a long-haul flight.

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