Airport Information

Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport

Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Study 

The Australian and NSW Governments have released a discussion paper for the Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Study seeking feedback by 28 October 2016.

The discussion paper addresses rail connections to the Western Sydney Airport and other proposals. The discussion paper can be found at

Environmental Impact Statement

The Western Sydney Airport (Badgerys Creek) draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released for public exhibition on Monday 19 October 2015 along with the draft Airport Plan.

Community submissions on the development of the proposed airport closed on Friday 18 December 2015.

Council has reviewed the EIS, which has also been subject to an independent review. A link to this peer review report is displayed below.

Council’s submission was made public when it was sent to the Federal Government.


Western Sydney Airport

Western Sydney Airport: Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - The draft EIS is a study of the environmental, social and economic impact the proposed Western Sydney Airport would have on the airport site and the surrounding area. It includes assessments on noise, air quality, transport, heritage, water quality, ecology, local and regional economy, social impacts, property values and other aspects. A number of specialist studies and site investigations have been undertaken, with the draft EIS presenting detailed analysis of the data from these studies.

Western Sydney Airport: EIS - Making a submission - The Western Sydney Airport Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is on public exhibition. Submissions on the EIS closed on 18 December 2015. 

Western Sydney Airport: Noise Modelling Tool - The Noise Modelling Tool allows residents and land owners to view the predicted noise level, typical jet altitude, and typical number of flights over their properties.

Western Sydney Airport: Infrastructure Plan - The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan involves major road and transport linkages associated with the proposed airport.

Western Sydney Airport: Frequently Asked Questions

Council’s letter to DIRD – Western Sydney Airport (WSA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Submission

Council Report – WSA EIS – 8 December 2015

Submission Summary

Review of WSA EIS

WSA Aircraft Over Flight Noise

Western Sydney Airport: Peer Review - In September 2015 the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC), and the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) established a steering group to oversee an Independent Peer Review of the EIS. The steering group comprises 11 councils in the Greater Western Sydney Region, including Fairfield. Below are links to download the Peer Review documents prepared by the independent Consultant.

WSA EIS Peer Review Report – Part A
WSA EIS Peer Review Report – Part B

Sydney Metro Bankstown Airport

Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown (Bankstown Airport) is an airport and business park located in the Canterbury-Bankstown area, approximately 26 km from the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) and 17 km west of Sydney Airport. It is situated on 313 ha (770 acres) of land and has three parallel runways, several apron areas, a small passenger terminal and a business park, home to more than 180 businesses ranging from multinational aviation companies to freight operators, and manufacturers. The airport, is home to numerous fixed-wing and helicopter flying schools and also caters to charter and private business flights, freight, aeromedical services, recreational flights, aircraft maintenance businesses, private aircraft and emergency services. Bankstown Airport operates 24 hours a day, with limitations placed on night circuit training.

Fairfield Local Government Area is under the approach and departure flight paths of the Bankstown Airport with Cabramatta Town Centre is 5km to the north west from the main runway and the Lansvale peninsula approximately 1.5km from the main runway.

Air Services Australia provides details on aircraft in your neighbourhood such as flight paths, number of aircraft movements, altitude of aircraft and time of aircraft movements on their website. The website also provides other detailed information as well as information on aircraft that may have disturbed you and ways to make enquiries or complaints.