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  on the Transport for NSW website.

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 Environmental Impact Statement, which has also been subject to an independent review. A link to this peer review report is displayed below.

Council’s submission(PDF, 196KB) was made public when it was sent to the Federal Government.


  • Western Sydney Airport: Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - The draft Environmental Impact Statement 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 Environmental Impact Statement presenting detailed analysis of the data from these studies.

    Western Sydney Airport: Environmental Impact Statement - Making a submission - The Western Sydney Airport Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is on public exhibition.

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 Environmental Impact Statement. 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(PDF, 5MB)
WSA EIS Peer Review Report – Part B(PDF, 7MB) 

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 being 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. To go to the website click here

Forum on Western Sydney Airport

The Forum On Western Sydney Airport (FOWSA) is a key condition in the Western Sydney Airport Plan and will play an important role in the flight path design process for the airport.

It will be the forum where community members and organisations can raise issues and express opinions regarding the planning and development of the Western Sydney Airport, in particular the airspace and flight path design process. Expressions of interest to be part of the Forum On Western Sydney Airport closed on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Notice of Intention to develop and operate Western Sydney Airport issued to Sydney Airport Group

The Australian Government has issued a Notice of Intention to the owners of Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, Sydney Airport Group, which sets out the Commonwealth’s contractual terms for developing and operating the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek - a requirement of the right of first refusal provided to Sydney Airport Group in 2002.

The Notice of Intention is an offer to develop and operate the Western Sydney Airport that Sydney Airport Group can now consider. Read more on the project website and in the Minister’s media release.

You can read more about the next steps for the Western Sydney Airport project in An airport for Western Sydney: Building Western Sydney's future(PDF, 834KB).

You can also discover what a Western Sydney Airport could look like by watching the Western Sydney Airport 3D animation video in the Western Sydney Airport Portal.