“This project is about more than building an airport, it’s about creating a catalyst for Western Sydney’s growth and we want the community to be involved from the start,” WSA Co Chief Executive Graham Millett said.
The visitor centre will be built in an elevated position near one end of the runway, with direct views to where the terminal will be located.
“We’ve chosen the prime position on what is a very large construction site to give visitors the best views possible,” Mr. Millett said.
“The visitor centre will be for school and community groups, local residents and anyone interested in feeling like a part of Australia’s most exciting infrastructure project.”
The registration of interest includes finalising the centre’s design, as well as construction, which is due to begin this year. The visitor centre is due to open around mid-2019.
Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne said Western Sydney Airport would support over 11,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction and over 27,000 during operation.
“Western Sydney Airport will be a catalyst for growth in our community and already at this early stage we are seeing local jobs being generated with the announcement last month that three contracts have been awarded, creating up to 300 jobs,” Ms. Payne said.
“WSA Co has local employment targets of 30 per cent during construction and 50 per cent during operation, to ensure the airport provides jobs for Western Sydney residents.”
Western Sydney Airport is set to open its boarding gates to airlines and passengers in 2026.