Drawing on Australia’s natural beauty, the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage and strong sustainability principles, the final design of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport brings together world’s best practice to create a terminal that will offer passengers and airlines an experience unrivalled among Australian airports.
Simple and intuitive wayfinding around a terminal that will be easy to navigate, will come together with great customer service to ensure passengers have a stress-free airport experience. Flying from Western Sydney International will be fast, easy and seamless. For airlines, Western Sydney International will focus on operational efficiency and reliability, providing an environment where passengers arrive at the aircraft feeling relaxed and ready to fly.
Consultation with Aboriginal communities throughout the design process will deliver a connection to Country. This will be reflected across both the departures and arrivals, ensuring the terminal has an authentic sense of place in Dharug country.
Sustainable principles have been considered with passive design principles drawing on natural light and airflows to provide superior energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
The design is an evolution of the initial concepts developed by International firm Zaha Hadid Architects and Australian firm Cox Architecture released two years ago. While key design principles have been retained, the final design delivers the best customer outcomes in the context of a strong regional identity that is unmistakably at home in Western Sydney.
Australian-founded company Multiplex has been awarded the contract to take the initial terminal concepts through to a final design and to construct the terminal. Terminal construction is due to begin at the end of the year. Western Sydney International is on track to begin international and domestic passenger services and air cargo flights in late 2026.