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Western Sydney Airport contract up for tender

Western Sydney Airport contract up for tender. Aricraft.

At almost double the size of Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, considerable work is required to transform the undulating 1780-hectare site at Badgerys Creek into an operational airport by 2026.

The difference in height between the lowest and highest point of the site is the equivalent of a 12-storey building, requiring the levelling of 22 million cubic metres of soil to make the airport site flat.

WSA Co, the government-owned company building Western Sydney Airport, is calling for expressions of interest for the first major earthworks contract for the airport.

The airside earthworks, pavement and runway construction package has now been split into three separate contracts, making it easier for a wide range of businesses to be involved while also ensuring the best value is achieved in a competitive construction market.

The contract is expected to be awarded in mid-2019 with major earthworks expected to commence in the second half of 2019. Early earthworks are scheduled to commence before the end of this year.

WSA Co has also announced it is calling for requests for tender for the Western Sydney Airport Visitor Centre, scheduled to open in mid-2019.

Western Sydney Airport will support more than 11,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction and more than 27,000 during operation.

WSA Co has local employment targets of 30% during construction and 50% during operation, to ensure the airport provides jobs for Western Sydney residents.

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