The Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre has officially opened its doors, welcoming hundreds of visitors within its first two weeks of opening.
Located on the Airport site on Eaton Road at Luddenham, the Experience Centre is free to visit and open to members of the public as well as school, community and business groups.
It gives the community a chance to learn more about the Airport and how it will help shape the future of Western Sydney.
Visitors to the Experience Centre are taken through a series of interactive stop overs, including an augmented reality preview of Western Sydney International and an airport control room, where giant screens provide insights and information about the $5.3 billion infrastructure project.
The exhibition provides all the facts and figures about the Airport, the construction timeline, runways and planned road and rail links. Importantly, it also tells you why Western Sydney International is being built, which is to create jobs and business opportunities for locals.
The final destination in the Experience Centre is a viewing area with floor-to-ceiling glass panels, which will eventually provide first-class views of terminal and runway construction, due to kick off with major earthworks on the site in early 2020.
WSA has recently awarded the contract for major earthworks that will see 23 million cubic metres of earth moved around the site to prepare it for runway and terminal construction, creating hundreds more jobs.
WSA’s employment targets mean at least 30 per cent of these jobs will go to Western Sydney locals.
Work to build Western Sydney International began in September last year with initial earthworks. So far more than 1.5 million cubic metres of earth has been moved on the massive 1780-hectare site.
The Experience Centre is open Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 4pm.
Groups of 10 or more should book in advance by calling 1800 872 872 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.