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WA announces $5bn infrastructure project

Aerial drone view of the construction site of the new International Airport at Badgerys Creek in Western Sydney, NSW, Australia in February 2023

The Western Australian government has announced it will be constructing a new $5 billion terminal at Perth Airport.

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Delivered in conjunction with Qantas and Perth Airport, the new terminal will also include a new parallel runway, two multi-storey carparks, and an airport hotel.

“This commitment cements our place as the Western Gateway to Australia,” said Premier Roger Cook. “It’s part of our plan to diversify WA’s economy, create long-term jobs and set our State up for the future.”


According to the WA Government, the new, multi-billion-dollar development at Perth Airport will not only enhance the State’s tourism capacity by providing an additional 4.4 million seats to and from Perth, but also unlock “significant” economic growth through the creation of a range of jobs.

“This commitment by Qantas and Perth Airport represents one of the most important for aviation announcements in our State’s history,” said Deputy Premier, Rita Saffioti. “We’ve been planning for this move for many years, and it led to important decisions like the final location of the Redcliffe Train Station, and the new METRONET Airport Central Station, which provides passengers with a direct train service to the airport for around five dollars.”

The $5 billion terminal at Perth Airport will commence construction in 2024, with the new runway expected to open by 2028 and the new terminal by 2031.

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