Major earthworks phase begins at Western Sydney Airport

posted on 12th March 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Major earthworks phase begins at Western Sydney Airport

Western Sydney International has announced that over 200 earthmoving machines have arrived  at the airport site signaling the beginning of the the next phase of construction.

Western Sydney Airport Executive General Manager Airport Infrastructure, Jim Tragotsalos commented: “This is an exciting day not just for Western Sydney, but for the nation, as this transformational project marks its biggest milestone yet,

In total, we’re moving enough earth to fill around 10,000 Olympic swimming pools.”

On other projects, these achievements would be showstoppers. But, for Western Sydney International, initial earthworks was just the beginning, covering only six per cent of the 1,780-hectare site. Major earthworks will see us moving up to one million cubic metres of earth a month, working across 67 per cent of the site, which is the entire footprint of the first stage of the airport.” Mr Tragotsalos added.

We’ll have hundreds of workers and more than 200 scrapers, excavators, graders, dump trucks and dozers, including some of the world’s biggest machines, on site getting to work on this mammoth task. We need to flatten what is a very hilly site – the difference between the highest and lowest points is equivalent to a 12-storey building – so we definitely have our work cut out for us.”