Western Sydney Airport says major earthworks that involves shifting about 25 million cubic metres earth are set to begin in early 2020.
Recent aviation trends such as the move away for very large aircraft has reaffirmed the need for more aviation capacity into and out of Sydney, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development deputy secretary Pip Spence says.
The Qantas and Virgin Australia airline groups have signed a memorandum of understanding to help plan and design the new Western Sydney Airport.
The proposed airport at Badgerys Creek to honour one of Australia's greatest aviators and be named Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport
This Australian Aviation story from the December 2018 magazine edition features an interview with Western Sydney Airport chief executive Graham Millett.
Virgin Australia group executive for airlines Rob Sharp has reaffirmed the airline group's commitment to operating from the Western Sydney Airport being build at Badgerys Creek.