The company responsible for delivering the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek has opened a new headquarters in Liverpool in order to cater for a growing employee base.
WSA Co was joined by Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher, Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne and Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller for the opening -- an important next step in delivering the Western Sydney Airport by 2026.
“Last week we announced the appointment of the final three WSA Co Board members and we now have the right mix of skills, expertise and local connections to deliver on the Government’s expectations for Western Sydney Airport," Fletcher said.
[Related reading: NSW Announces Plans To Turn Western Sydney Airport Into An ‘Aerotropolis’]Liverpool City Council Mayor Wendy Waller said basing WSA Co in Liverpool is a vote of confidence for the area being a great place to do business.
“A central Liverpool location will make it easy for WSA Co to work with other great companies and institutions choosing to locate in Liverpool, including the Western Sydney University and the University of Wollongong,” Cr Waller said.
“Opening the headquarters of this company in Liverpool is a great day for high quality jobs in Western Sydney and we anticipate a huge boost to the local economy as new businesses are attracted here to supply WSA Co.”
[Related reading: Greater Sydney Commission’s Plan for Three Cities by 2040]One of the major components of the new airport will be its capacity for significant job creation, a important issue in Sydney’s south west. WSA Co is expected to create more than 31,000 jobs, and the council expects that many of which will be filled by local residents.
WSA Co Board Chair Paul O’Sullivan and other company directors also attended the opening along with professionals now working for on the game-changing Western Sydney Airport project.
WSA Co is expected to expand over the coming months, with the appointment of its Chief Executive Officer and further staff joining the Liverpool office.
The Western Sydney Airport is expected to open in 2026.