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Early earthworks

Early earthworks

Early earthworks will help lay the foundations for the construction of the airport, and includes:

  • The delivery of earthmoving equipment and establishment of site offices
  • Moving 1.8 million cubic metres of earth within a prescribed area of the site
  • Construction of a new and realigned Badgerys Creek Road
  • A new intersection at Elizabeth Drive, in collaboration with Roads and Maritime Services.

Early earthworks is being carried out by the CPB Contractors and Lend Lease Joint Venture (CPBLL JV) and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Project timeline date
Project timeline details

Construction of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has reached a major milestone, having moved a mammoth one million cubic meters of earth on site.

Site compound 
A site compound has been established at the intersection of Badgerys Creek Road and Elizabeth Drive, Badgerys Creek.

Preparation for main earthworks 
The early earthworks site is separated by Badgerys Creek Road. The following activities have been undertaken in these areas:

  • site investigations and remediation
  • existing service identification
  • removing topsoil and vegetation
  • stockpile management; and
  • improvement work such as creating internal haul roads.

Early earthworks began in September 2018. To date, the project has moved more than 1,000,000 cubic metres of earth. You can read more about this milestone here.

The project recently achieved a huge milestone having completed one portion of the project. Separable Portion 1 (SP1) has had more than 28,000 cubic metres of topsoil stripped and 250,000 cubic metres of cut to fill completed. SP1 is to the west of the early earthworks site and is now being used a temporary stockpile for sandstone.

Realignment of Badgerys Creek Road

Work on building the new alignment of Badgerys Creek Road is progressing. Currently, work is underway on a new 39m long bridge which will form part of the realigned Badgerys Creek Road.

Main earthworks
Main earthworks will begin once the site has been prepared.

    Managing work impacts on our neighbours

    Work will be dusty, noisy and you may notice an increase in vehicle movements. We have measures in place to manage and minimise these impacts.

    Traffic changes on local roads:

    • To ensure the safety of motorists and workers, there will be some temporary traffic changes in place along Badgerys Creek Road and Elizabeth Drive during working hours. Out of hours work may be required, however the community will be notified prior to any out of hours work
    • This will include temporary speed zones, boom gates and lane closures which may impact travel times for motorists
    • If you’re travelling along Badgerys Creek Road we ask that you take the time to observe traffic changes and obey displayed road signage at all times.

    Work hours

    Working hours are between 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and from 7am to 6pm on Saturday if required. No work will be carried out on Sundays or public holidays without prior notice.

    To support these works, some activities will occur outside of these working hours. Residents will be notified ahead of all out of hours works.

      Construction notification

      Construction Notification 1 - August 2018 PDF: 141 KB
      Construction Notification 2 - October 2018 PDF: 162 KB 
      Construction Notification 3 - December 2018 PDF: 372 KB
      Construction Notification 4 - January - February 2019 PDF: 329 KB
      Construction Notification 5 - March 2019 PDF: 170 KB
      Construction Notification 6 - March 2019 PDF: 406 KB
      Construction Notification 7 - March 2019 PDF: 325 KB
      Construction Notification 8 - April 2019 PDF: 232 KB
      Construction Notification 9 - May 2019 PDF: 292 KB
      Construction Notification 10 - June 2019 PDF: 755 KB
      Construction Notification 11 - July 2019 PDF: 804 KB
      Construction Notification 12 - July - August 2019 PDF: 819 KB
      Construction Notification 13 - August 2019 PDF: 773 KB

      Fact-sheets & updates

      Community Update - May 2019 PDF: 4.65 MB
      EEW Dust Mitigation procedures PDF: 238 KB


      If you have any questions, or would like to provide feedback about the works, please contact the early earthworks team: