WSA Co reported (30-Aug-2019) the following development updates for Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport:
- The terminal precinct design competition was launched in Jan-2019, with five shortlisted architectural teams delivering designs;
- Submissions are currently being assessed with the successful team expected to be appointed by the end of 2019, when the first concept designs for the terminal precinct will also be released;
- An optimised airport site layout (ASL) will inform the design process;
- The revised ASL streamlines airport operations and aims to provide for safer aircraft manoeuvering, improved efficiency and allow greater flexibility for growth;
- The new ASL also creates a public plaza at the terminal entrance, integrating the public transport interchange, which includes bus stops and a connection to one of the airport’s two Sydney Metro Greater West stations.
WSA Co CEO Graham Millett commented: “The new layout for the public plaza supports our vision for Western Sydney International as an airport that people love using, even if they’re not catching a plane… The plaza will be the perfect gateway to Sydney’s new airport, whether you’re being dropped off or arriving by rideshare, bus or train”.