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Planning and Design

Domain Objective: “A Smart Airport — an operation that optimises the integration of technology, innovation, sustainability, and experience.”

We made significant progress in the planning and design of Western Sydney International to enable the delivery of a seamless user experience that is both operationally efficient and cost effective. WSA contracted Arup as the Airport Planning Consultant to support the Company in progressing the Airport Site Layout (ASL) and to identify areas of improvement in relation to operations, cost and user experience improvements.

To assist in the design and delivery of an innovative and efficient baggage handling system, we also appointed AvLogix. In addition, we began to investigate other relevant airport technologies, supported by ongoing industry consultation.

WSA obtained multiple Works Permit approvals from the Airport Building Controller for the Early Earthworks and Visitor Centre. The Company is establishing processes for the granting of planning approvals in its capacity as the Airport Lessee Company (ALC).

To ensure an integrated approach for ground transport, WSA engages with a number of government departments and agencies including Transport for NSW (TfNSW) (and the former Roads and Maritime Services), Sydney Metro and local councils. Additionally, WSA engages with the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) and Western City & Aerotropolis Authority (WCAA) on a range of planning matters. Discussions with the Department of Home Affairs, Australian Federal Police, Airservices Australia and Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) are also ongoing.