Global construction company Multiplex has been appointed to build Western Sydney’s new international terminal. Australia’s latest airport will be a full-service site, catering for domestic and international passengers as well as freight services. Multiplex is set to deliver the main airport terminal, apron and airport facilities to accommodate up to 10 million passengers per year.
The company will be responsible for the design and construction of all works within the terminal precinct including the terminal building, plaza, connections to the Metro rail station, bus station, taxi ranks and car parks, roads, footpaths and external ancillary buildings and services. The project team includes architect Woods Bagot, engineering company Arup and specialist aviation consultant Airbiz.
“We are thrilled to be appointed to this incredible city-changing project and excited to bring this long-awaited piece of infrastructure to life. The airport will be at the center of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis that will generate economic activity and local employment for the Western Sydney region, and meet Sydney’s growing aviation needs,” said David Ghannoum, Multiplex regional managing director for New South Wales.
The airport will be developed in stages as demand grows, and a second runway is projected to be required some time in the 2050s. In the 2060s, the airport is expected to accommodate approximately 82 million passengers annually and become one of the largest gateways to Australia.