THE new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is set to gain a Business Precinct, with newly unveiled plans detailing a hotel, conference centre and shops.
The 20-hectare site will include a 10-storey hotel with 150 rooms, as well as a gym, cafe, conference facility and approximately 25,000 square metres of warehouse and office space. The plan also features internal roads and connections to arterial roads.
“While the airport and the connections to it are being built, there are thousands of workers across the runway, terminal, civil works, metro and M12 construction sites and they will be the first to use this precinct which will adapt to meet the needs of airport customers,” Western Sydney International Airport CEO Simon Hickey said.
“Once the airport becomes operational in 2026, the precinct will welcome flight crews and international passengers, but we are leading the way by meeting the demand for shops, accommodation and offices, which is increasing as momentum builds.”
The first phase of the development is expected to create 400 jobs through construction plus an additional 2,000 permanent jobs once the precinct is up and running.
“Western Sydney International Airport is shaping up as a destination in its own right and we are making sure that we cater to local demand during the construction phase and as we grow to ultimately become Sydney’s biggest airport,” Hickey added.
“The vision for Western Sydney International is to maximise the economic uplift of the new airport by bringing business and commercial development alongside international and domestic passenger flights and cargo services in a vibrant, diverse and growing region.”
The Western Sydney Airport Business Precinct Stage One Major Development Plan is on public display until 13 July in the airport’s Experience Centre, Penrith City Council Library, Liverpool City Council Library and online.