CPB Contractors has begun major earthworks to prepare the foundations for the Western Sydney International Airport.
More than 10,000 olympic swimming pools worth of earth is set to be moved across the site, with 12 storeys difference in height from top to bottom.
CPB Contractors will prepare the foundations for the construction of the terminal, runway and all airport infrastructure.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the commencement of major earthworks was yet another milestone in the construction of a new airport for Western Sydney.
“Undertaking major earthworks will be a mammoth task, with 25 million cubic metres of earth to be moved, laying the platform for the construction of the runway, roads and terminal,” Morrison said.
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“This phase of airport construction will continue to provide a huge boost to jobs and economic activity for the Western Sydney community.”
Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said as major earthworks ramped up so would the number of jobs opportunities closer to home for Western Sydney locals.
“The jobs generated by the airport means thousands of local people, won’t have to travel in peak hour traffic to the other side of Sydney, or further, for work each day,” Tudge said.
Western Sydney Airport is expected to be complete by 2026.