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11 September 2019
Construction of runways, roads, rail and terminals will soon be underway at Western Sydney International Airport with construction giant Lendlease winning the $644 million major earthworks contract.
Lend Lease and CPB Contractors will undertake the earthworks project in a joint venture, which is expected to generate $323 million in revenue for CPB. The project will include topographical and drainage design for the entire airport precinct, detailed design and construction of the earthworks, and drainage for the area.
Western Sydney International Airport has been labelled a “game changer” for the zone, creating hundreds of jobs across the 1780 hectare site.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said work under the contract would move around 25 million cubic metres of earth on the site to support construction of the major elements of the airport, including the runway and terminal.
“With the ink now signed on the contacts, this huge construction work is due to begin in early 2020, and it’ll mean hundreds of new jobs on the airport site,” the Prime Minister said.
“This is a game-changer for Western Sydney and things are starting to take shape. The Airport is going to mean more jobs for local workers and more opportunities for Western Sydney.”
CPB Contractors managing director Juan Santamaria said Western Sydney Airport represented the latest major infrastructure project contract win for the company.
“This builds on CPB Contractors’ growing list of airport infrastructure projects including the taxiway upgrade at Auckland Airport and the airfield works for the new runway at Brisbane Airport,” Santamaria said in a statement on Monday.
Major earthworks is set to get underway next year and is scheduled for completion in 2022. The architectural contract to design the terminal precinct is expected to be awarded by the end of 2019.