Leading firms help Western Sydney airport terminal take off

The new $5.3bn international airport is expected to be able to hold up to 10 million passengers

Leading firms help Western Sydney airport terminal take off

Teams from Allens and Ashurst have pitched in to launch the design and construction process for the passenger terminal building at the new $5.3bn Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

Ashurst advised Western Sydney Airport (WSA), while Allens guided Multiplex, who won the bid to work on the terminal. The new airport is the first 24-hour airport in Sydney, and is expected to be able to hold up to 10 million passengers in addition to freight.

Allens said that the first stage of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport’s development lays “a foundation stone for the development of Western Parklands City.”

“We congratulate the Western Sydney Airport team on their progress to date, and are thrilled to support the development of this critical infrastructure for Western Sydney,” lead partner David Donnelly said.

He described the procurement process as “robust” given the number of interfaces and technical requirements in consideration.

Ashurst said that Multiplex’s contract with WSA covers not just design and construction of the terminal building, but also the provision of other speciality services for the new airport.

“The signing of this deal is an incredible milestone in the development of the airport, with the terminal building being the focus of the customer experience,” lead partner Krista Payne said.

Payne was supported by partner Julie Ma; senior associates Tamsyn Zulch and Caitlyn Read; lawyers Cameron Griffiths, Daniel Oey, Ben Shilson-Josling and Emily Mo; and trainee Rick Saha on the landmark transaction.

The Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is scheduled to open its doors in late 2026.

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