Construction on the Western Sydney (Nancy-Bird Walton) International Airport terminal began today and I was pleased to join the Prime Minister, Premier and Federal Minister for Infrastructure in Luddenham to announce the start of the $1.5 billion construction on the terminal.
With a quarter of the airport's construction complete, the terminal build represents the next step forward on Sydney's first 24/7 international airport.
The combined international and domestic terminal is expected to welcome over 10 million people a year from 2026 and will serve as the gateway between the surrounding Aerotropolis and the rest of the world.
The airport construction will generate 11,000 jobs - half of which are coming from Western Sydney - and the Aerotropolis surrounding the airport is estimated to generate 60,000 jobs over the next decade.
I spoke with the Premier about this game-changing project and the benefits it will bring to the Western Sydney region. To watch, please click here.