Sydney’s new airport issues registration of interest for commercial services

By Luke Barras-hill |

The airport is on track to open to international, domestic and air cargo services in late 2026.

Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) is encouraging qualified parties to register their interest in shopping, F&B and travel services.

Opening the process today (1 Feb), WSI Chief Executive Officer Simon Hickey pointed to the importance of creating the right retail mix in the terminal for the benefit of passengers, visitors and staff.

“We want to ensure that the international and domestic passengers who travel through Western Sydney International Airport will have the quality of retail shopping they’d expect from a world class airport terminal,” he said.

“This is one of the most diverse and vibrant regions in Australia and the people who call Western Sydney home deserve a terminal which is a destination in its own right.”

Duty free, foreign exchange, Australian experience and pharmacy units alongside travel essentials, general retail, food & beverage and vending outlets feature in the final terminal retail precinct plan.

“For retailers, this is a rare opportunity to be part of an exciting new shopping precinct which opens Western Sydney to the world,” commented Glyn Williams, General Manager Retail.

SWZ appointed Williams, formerly Sydney Airport General Manager Retail and Harding Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, last year to helm its shopping and dining development.

Acting as General Manager Retail, Williams is overseeing planning and design of the retail space, which forms an integral part of the customer journey at Australia’s newest airport.

The airport is on track to open to international, domestic and air cargo services in late 2026.

View details of the ROI below. All images courtesy of WSI.

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