In a joint venture partnership with AECOM, WSP is the Planning Approvals Contractor for this generational project connecting communities to the new Western Sydney International Airport and Greater Western Sydney.
An innovative addition to the traditional EIS exhibition, the Online Community Portal formed an important part of the overall communication strategy by delivering information to the community in a digital space, free of physical interaction.
Included in the Online Community Portal delivery for the project has been a full suite of features including a virtual consultation room, interactive mapping, two-way communication facilities, project documents, video hosting and more.
Anne Power, Director Project Communication, Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport says, “The Digital Portal was a great community engagement tool for the EIS exhibition of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project. The virtual drop-in session, interactive map and videos with our subject matter experts were a great way to engage with the community when face-to-face engagement was prohibited.”
Kitty Barkley, Technical Executive for Environment at WSP adds, “The EIS digital exhibition was an exciting milestone in the delivery of Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project – and for the long-term vision of Western Sydney.
“Together with our JV partners, we have collaborated with Sydney Metro to achieve excellence in the delivery of the EIS that has been complimented with our innovative Online Community Portal that conveys the potential project impacts and benefits in a more engaging and inclusive way – thus benefiting all stakeholders.”
Click below to view the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport interactive portal. Additionally, you can find out more about the Online Community Portal including your own demo by hitting the link below.