Already under construction by the Australian Government, the new 24-hour international Airport will generate economic growth and create new channels between Sydney and Australia’s global trading markets.
With passenger demand in Sydney more than doubling in the next 20 years, the new Airport will be a critical link for tourists and visitors. Industries will have quicker and more convenient access to overseas markets, and access to Asia overnight. The Airport will be curfew-free, operating 24 hours a day. Five million passengers will pass through when it opens in 2026. This figure will grow to more than 80 million each year by 2056 – more than the number of passengers who pass through London’s Heathrow Airport today.
Only 50 kilometres from the Sydney central business district (CBD), the Airport will be connected to the Aerotropolis and surrounding areas by strong transport networks. A North South Rail Link will bring passengers between St Marys, the Aerotropolis and Western Sydney Airport. A detailed business case is also underway for a link south to Macarthur, and a South West Rail Link connecting Leppington to the Airport. A future rail connection will provide rapid service between the Airport, Aerotropolis and Parramatta CBD.
Western Sydney Airport itself will generate operational jobs and commercial, retail and business park development within the Airport site. By 2031, the Airport is expected to support almost 28,000 jobs.
The success of Western Sydney Airport will flow through to the Aerotropolis. On-Airport development will provide infrastructure and connections to enable the Aerotropolis to flourish.
With a connected Airport at their core, the Aerotropolis precincts will offer a diversity of jobs across aerospace and defence industries, agribusiness, health, education, tourism and other sectors.
A unique greenfield opportunity
The Western Sydney Aerotropolis represents the chance to build a city from the ground up – not just an airport.
Strategically located towards the western edge of Sydney, Australia’s largest city, this greenfield site offers a unique opportunity: a thriving economic centre that will flourish on more than 10,000 hectares of land, uniquely located in one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
Investors can join with the three levels of government in creating the Aerotropolis. As construction commences on this significant greenfield site, investors will be able to establish themselves in this growing market and help build this economic centre from day one.
The development of the Aerotropolis will be guided by a number of designated industry precincts, three of which are already in planning. These will support the development of key industries including aerospace and defence industries; food and agribusiness; health, research and advanced manufacturing; and freight and logistics. These will be serviced by a network of public transport and road infrastructure, with convenient access to the Airport and businesses in complementary industries.