Western Sydney Airport announced it is starting the search for a development partner for the first stage of its on-airport business precinct. Located in prime position at the main entrance of Sydney’s new global gateway, stage one of the Western Sydney International Airport Business Precinct includes 13.25 hectares of airport land that will be highly connected by the M12 Motorway, upgraded major roads and Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line.
Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said the call for expressions of interest represents the start of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to become a part of the airport community, located in the heart of Sydney’s booming south-west, close to logistics centers, new infrastructure, housing developments and the developing Aerotropolis.
“Western Sydney International Airport is the catalyst for an incredible transformation across Western Sydney, including billions invested in new infrastructure and the creation of the new Bradfield city centre,” Hickey said. “This is a chance to get on board from the beginning and to grow with the airport and the region. The business precinct will eventually span around 200-hectares, which is about the size of the Parramatta CBD. In a first for Sydney, our business precinct will be linked to 24/7 air operations, opening up a world of opportunities that have never before existed in this city.”
Hickey said early development of the first stage of the business precinct creates the opportunity for the development to support the burgeoning region, potentially including a hotel, retailers, medical facilities and other services needed to support the region’s growth. With the potential for completion in 2023, the development could bring forward around 600 jobs, boosting employment generated by the airport years before the first plane lands. “We’re offering a greenfield opportunity to not only be located on the doorstep of this unprecedented transformation, but to partner with us to help shape it and bring a combined vision to life,” he said.
Western Sydney International is on track to open to international, domestic and air cargo services in late 2026. Construction of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport passenger terminal has commenced with runway construction to begin next year. Expressions of interest close on January 25 2022.