Major works begin on construction of Airport
Today, more than 200 earthmoving machines rolled onto the Western Sydney Airport site, as the next phase of work began on construction of the 24/7 international airport.
It's a significant milestone for the airport and brings the reality of the surrounding Aerotropolis one step closer.
(Pictured left to right) Deputy Premier Michael McCormack, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres and Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres together with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack today marked the construction milestone in the $5.3 billion project.
"We know the construction of the Western Sydney International Airport will generate more than 28,000 direct and indirect jobs by the time it opens in 2026, but that is just the start," Mr Ayres said.
"The nearby Aerotropolis will leverage the unique opportunities of Sydney's first 24/7 international airport and drive the creation of 200,000 jobs across the Western Parkland City.
"The jobs will cover aerospace, defence, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, agribusiness and education, as well as tourism and hospitality"
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