The final design of the Western Sydney International Airport terminal has been unveiled and it’s promised sustainability and connection to Indigenous history will be front and centre.

The final design of the Western Sydney International Airport terminal has been revealed, giving future travellers a taste of what travel in and out of Sydney will look like in the future.
The airport, scheduled to open in Badgerys Creek in 2026, draws on natural beauty, Aboriginal heritage and strong sustainability principles, the airport’s chief executive Simon Hickey said.
“Flying from Western Sydney International will be fast, easy and seamless,” he said.
The design of the terminal is based on world’s best practice and aims to reduce the stresses typically associated with airport travel, Mr Hickey said.
“For airlines, our terminal will be all about operational efficiency and reliability, providing an environment where passengers arrive at the aircraft feeling relaxed and ready to fly,” he said.
The airport’s CEO says people may just come to the airport for the dining options alone.(Supplied: Western Sydney Airport
High-performance glass will be used on the terminal’s facade to channel natural light inside while also regulating the temperature and conserving energy.
The terminal’s forecourt is being billed as a “destination”, featuring areas for produce markets, festivals and community events. The bordering gardens will feature native plants. 
Aboriginal community members were also consulted on the design of the terminal’s interior, Mr Hickey said.
“A connection to Country will be reflected across both the departures and arrivals, ensuring the terminal has an authentic sense of place in Dharug country,” he said.
The airport is on track to begin international and domestic services in late 2026. (Supplied: Western Sydney Airport
Construction would begin at the end of the year Mr Hickey said, and the airport was on track to take passengers from 2026.
Federal Minister Paul Fletcher said Multiplex had been contracted to build the terminal.
“We are determined to have an airport and a terminal that reflects the confidence, the aspiration and the growth of Western Sydney,” he said.
The vision is for the airport to become a destination in its own right.(Supplied: Western Sydney Airport
The local mayor for Liverpool Wendy Waller called on Multiplex to build the facility to a high standard.
“The terminal design looks amazing,” she said.
“I hope the finished product lives up to what is promised and is based on sound design principles.”