We are building an airport for Australia’s future and we know how important it is that WSI has sustainability at its core.
WSI has received ‘excellent ratings’ from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia for construction performance and has ensured the terminal’s design minimises energy use.
We are building an airport for Western Sydney’s future, which is why we are focussed on sustainability and minimising the impact of the airport on the environment.
Sustainable design including energy efficiency and circular economy principles are key considerations as we design the airport. We’re all about efficient use of resources, reducing carbon emissions and intelligent design.
More than 4.5 million tonnes of high-quality crushed sandstone from the Metro and WestConnex tunnelling sites is being used to construct heavy vehicle roads and a supportive layer, which will sit beneath taxiways and the runways on the airport site.
At WSI, effective water management is one of our top priorities. Around 98 per cent of the water used for our earthworks packages is recycled water that was captured on site.
The terminal is designed to use energy and water efficient fittings and equipment and to create a healthy environment for passengers and workers, providing generous daylight and ventilation.
The airport and airlines have agreed to work together to develop projects in Western Sydney that can supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to WSI which can be used to power flights. SAF helps to lower emissions by up to 80 per cent on a lifecycle basis compared to fossil fuels and is a key to decarbonising the aviation industry.