Seymour Whyte, in joint venture with BMD, has secured a design and construct contract for ‘Landside Civil and Building Works’ for the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

John Kirkwood Seymour Whyte Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer said Western Sydney International Airport will support job creation and growth for decades to come.

“We are proud to be trusted with this project to deliver the landside civil and building works package for the new Western Sydney International Airport, and the millions of passengers who will be using the airport in the future.”

“We will leverage our experience in delivering major projects to maximise training and jobs for local people and economic opportunities for local suppliers with a focus on leaving a positive legacy.”

The scope of works involves the design and construction of the airport’s landside facilities including:
• earthworks and drainage
• a road network including connections to the terminal precinct
• ground transport facilities including car parks
• active transport connections to new public transport hubs
• ancillary facilities for aviation support functions including the Airport Operations Centre and the Airport Maintenance Facility
• public utility networks
• communication systems
• landscaping
• wayfinding and signage.

The project has developed a robust environmental management framework and is targeting an ‘Excellent’ rating for Design and As-built with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC).

Steve Lambert, Seymour Whyte General Manager – Southern, said, “In line with our environmental ambition, the design optimises recycled content and lower embodied carbon within materials.”

“We look forward to working with our JV partner, BMD, and our client, Western Sydney Airport to also investigate other sustainability initiatives, and to increase diversity within our industry.”

The airport, which will have a capacity to manage ten million passengers annually, is expected to begin operations in 2026.

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