Thursday, 31 August 2017 12:40

Liverpool to be home of Western Sydney Airport Co.

Liverpool City Council Liverpool City Council Branded chairs in Liverpool city centre

The company responsible for the delivery of Western Sydney Airport will set up shop in Liverpool CBD before the end of the year.

“This is the best possible news for Liverpool,” said a delighted Liverpool City Council Mayor Wendy Waller, after the announcement by Paul Fletcher, Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure.

“It sets the city up for a very exciting future – a decade that will firmly establish Liverpool as the jumping-off point for the new airport.

“The Western Sydney Airport is one of the biggest projects being built anywhere in Australia – and it is being built entirely in our Local Government Area.

“To have the headquarters of this $5.3 billion operation in our CBD is a massive vote of confidence in our capacity to support this project.

“We have the skilled workforce needed to build and run the airport and a rich history in manufacturing and defence.

“This announcement sends a very clear signal to anyone thinking of investing in the airport, business parks and aerospace precinct: you need to be in Liverpool too.”

WSA Co’s establishment in Liverpool is the second major investment decision already made, with global defence and aerospace company Northrop Grumman to build a $50 million advanced defence electronics centre in the airport precinct.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “This is fantastic news for the City of Liverpool, and for Western Sydney.

“It is critical that the company responsible for planning Western Sydney Airport is based in Western Sydney.

“The move demonstrates investment in local skills, the local economy and will hopefully provide greater insights into the needs of our community,” he said.

 

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