Wanless excited for Western Sydney International airport, an asset for local community

The recent completion of the final layer of asphalt on Western Sydney International Airport’s (WSI) 3.7km runway signifies a significant achievement for the project. While the construction of the runway is finished, the tasks of line marking and installing the 3,000 runway lights will occur later in 2024.

Simon Hickey, CEO of WSI, expressed that laying the final layer of asphalt is a pivotal step in the airport’s development. “A runway is emblematic of an airport, and reaching this milestone is a testament to the progress we’re making in bringing Sydney’s new airport to life,” Mr. Hickey remarked, adding: “Our runway’s intelligent design will facilitate swift taxi times of just five minutes from either end, ensuring efficient customer transit to the gate or into the air.”

Wanless poised to support Western Sydney International airport

Wanless takes pride in its involvement with the new Western Sydney airport, both through its partners providing diverse services to the authority and its direct engagement as a community member and stakeholder in the local area.

The company is deeply committed to supplying the necessary sustainable and environmental infrastructure required for such a significant regional asset. Operating four business units within the Kemps and Badgerys Creek area – Wanless Waste Management, Sydney Recycling Park, W Skips, and 4G Metals – the company is poised to support the airport’s needs.

Western Sydney International airport on track to open in 2026

Upon opening, WSI aims to provide an additional 20 flights per hour for Sydney, offering residents more options and potentially reducing airfares. Mr. Hickey also noted, “WSI will boast the shortest minimum connection times of any airport on the east coast of Australia. With both international and domestic terminals under one roof, transferring between flights will be expedited and stress-free for passengers.”

WSI is on schedule for opening in late 2026. In less than three years, planes will be taking off and landing on the runway, connecting Sydney to the world via its cultural heartland in Western Sydney.