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WSI review of Aviation Fuel Supply Options

31 May 2023

Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) has published an aviation fuel supply options report. The infrastructure required to store aviation fuel at the airport and deliver fuel from this storage to aircraft is being delivered by WSI as part of the airport’s construction. However, the supply of fuel to an airport’s boundary is not the responsibility of an airport.

WSI consulted Transport for NSW in preparing this report which is a condition of the Airport Plan.

“Initially, fuel will be supplied to WSI by road, which is the case for many airports across Australia in their growth phases, including Adelaide, the Gold Coast and Canberra,” WSI Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Scott MacKillop said.

“The report compares the social, economic, environmental costs, savings and benefits of fuel supplied to the airport by road with other alternatives, including a fuel pipeline.

“It also explores the benefits to the community and the airport of a pipeline to supply fuel to the airport and the region more broadly, in the context of Western Sydney’s incredible growth.”

Mr MacKillop said that WSI’s on-airport fuel infrastructure is ready for aviation’s sustainable fuel focus.

“We’ve ensured WSI’s fuel systems will be capable of storing and delivering sustainable aviation fuels to aircraft from day one of operations,” he said

The review makes several recommendations including:

• the NSW Government prioritising the facilitation of one or more pipeline corridor from potential ports to WSI;
• governments conducting periodic reviews to quantify and consider whether the benefits of a pipeline to the airport or the region more broadly create a case for incentivising its construction; and
• ensuring any fuel line is open access to facilitate competition and commercial outcomes.

To access the full report, click here WSI Review of Aviation Fuel Supply Options 2023.pdf (

WSI is on schedule to begin international and domestic passenger services, as well as air cargo operations, in late 2026.

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