The Australian Government is developing Sydney’s second international airport at Badgerys Creek in Western Sydney. The Western Sydney (Nancy-Bird Walton) International Airport (WSIA) is planned to open in 2026.
Numerous critical infrastructure projects were planned or underway in Western Sydney to facilitate the airport’s development and operation including road, rail and utility projects. These projects needed to be planned, designed, developed, procured, and constructed on relatively tight timeframes. Several of these projects converge around the main entrance to the airport (the Entrance Precinct) located on the northern boundary along the existing Elizabeth Drive.
Due to the complexity and number of projects surrounding the Entrance Precinct, TSA was engaged as Joint Project Integrator (JPI) to assist with the coordinated delivery of the projects. The JPI supported the coordination and interface of the activities in the Entrance Precinct, enabling projects to be delivered on schedule with maximum efficiency.
The role was jointly funded by Transport for NSW and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communication and the Arts. It enabled interfacing agencies to come together to ensure conflicting and competing requirements were addressed and teams worked together proactively and productively towards the common goal of delivering the airport and infrastructure on time.
When the JPI commenced, an existing Entrance Precinct Working Group and governance structure was in place. The JPI was engaged to give greater support and an independent view across the various projects and help coordinate interface discussion and risk identification. This included monthly meetings and workshops which created a culture of open communication and collaboration towards common goals.