Airport experience center opens

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The Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre has officially opened, giving the local community a chance to discover how the airport will help shape the future of Western Sydney, Australia.

Visitors to the Experience Centre, which is on the airport site, will be taken through an interactive digital exhibition, where they will learn more about the region and its people, as well as the opportunities Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport will create.

Interactive stopovers will include an augmented reality preview of Western Sydney International and an airport control room, where giant screens will provide insights and information about the A$5.3bn (US$3.5bn) infrastructure project.

The final destination in the Experience Centre will be a viewing area with floor-to-ceiling glass panels, which will eventually provide first-class views of terminal and runway construction, due to kick off with major earthworks on the site in early 2020.

According to Western Sydney International Airport CEO Graham Millett, thousands of visitors are expected through the doors of the Experience Centre each year in the run-up to the airport’s opening in 2026.

“Our team has put a lot of work into ensuring the Experience Centre will appeal to visitors of all ages,” he said. “We can’t wait to welcome the community to the Experience Centre and I encourage everyone to come and see it for themselves.”

The construction of Western Sydney International began in September 2018, with initial earthworks. More than 1,500.000m3 (53,000,000ft3) of earth has already been moved on the 1,780ha site.

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Tara has worked for UKi Media & Events since 2013, initially as a freelancer. She has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a range of publications, including Personnel Today, Management Today and The Grocer.

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