Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport

The new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) is set to open for domestic and international travellers, and freight by late 2026.

January 2024 update:

On behalf of the Australian Government, we would like to remind you that submissions on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) preliminary flight paths are due by the close of the day 31 January 2024.

A hard copy of the draft EIS is available to view at Auburn Library, Civic Place, 1 Susan St, Auburn until 31 January 2024.

To make a submission, visit wsiflightpaths.gov.au.

November 2023 consultation:

Have you heard that construction of the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) is well underway? In fact, the airport is on track to open domestic, international and freight flights by late 2026. 

The Australian Government is developing the flight paths for the single runway operations at WSI. As part of this process, the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for WSI flight paths is now open for public consultation. 

The draft EIS provides information about the preliminary flight paths, and their potential environmental, social, health and economic impacts. It also includes a draft Noise Insulation and Property Acquisition policy, which outlines measures to address and reduce aircraft noise in the communities most affected. 

Some changes will need to be made to flight paths at other airports in the Sydney region, including Kingsford Smith Airport. These details are also set out in the draft Environmental Impact Statement, and you can use our updated Noise Tool to find out what they could mean for you. 

The Australian Government wants to know what you think about the draft EIS and the measures it is proposing to put in place to manage the impacts of the flight paths. You can share your views by making a submission before 31 January 2024. Submissions made during the public exhibition period will be considered and addressed in the final EIS through a public submissions report. The Minister for the Environment and Water, who will advise whether the preliminary flight paths should be authorised by the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. 

To read the draft EIS, see the preliminary flight paths and make a submission, visit wsiflightpaths.gov.au. You can also view a printed copy of the draft EIS at Council's Libraries and Admin Centres. You may also like to head along to a Community Information and Feedback Session. These will be held in various locations across Sydney during November and December, and are an opportunity to ask questions, get some help using the noise tool, and find out more. 

For further information visit wsiflightpaths.gov.au, email wsiflightpaths@infrastructure.gov.au or call 1800 038 160.