Australian products are in demand across the Asia-Pacific region. And with the opening of the Western Sydney International Airport (WSI) in 2026, half the world’s population will be within a 10-hour flight. Round-the-clock operations at the airport’s WSI Cargo Precinct, serviced by high-quality freight routes, will have the capability to handle 220,000 tonnes of cargo per annum at opening, giving NSW producers and manufacturers curfew-free access to global markets.
Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) recently released its Integrated Logistics Hub (ILH) Airfreight Interface Concept Report (Oct 2021), accompanied by a Request for Information (RFI). The report contains key findings from research into best-in-class airfreight supply chain operations globally, re-envisaged in the context of Western Sydney.
The Concept seeks to provide added competitive advantage through curfew-free operations and seamless connectivity to the entry and exit points of Western Sydney International Airport’s Cargo Precinct. It envisages dedicated first- and last-mile operational channels for ambient, chilled and live products that offer specialised functionality and use of shared assets and infrastructure at scale.
Have your say on the ILH Airfreight Interface Concept
Seeking stakeholder input via RFI is the next step in progressing the ILH Airfreight Interface Concept.
Interested parties, from industry to landowners to developers and investors, are invited to share ideas on how they can help bring to life the Concept, leveraging the full potential of Government’s investment in Western Parkland City.
The RFI contains 15 questions. Not all will be relevant to all respondents, so WPCA suggests that respondents answer all or just some of the questions, in as much or as little detail as they see fit.
WPCA also welcomes additional information on matters or issues not raised in the survey.
Note that the RFI window closes at 5pm AEDT on 8 December 2021.
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WPCA is keen to raise awareness of its ILH Airfreight Interface Concept and RFI process with as many potentially interested parties as possible and encourages you to share this information across your networks to increase awareness.