Leadsun lights up night-time construction of new Western Sydney International Airport
Western Sydney Airports Corporation
PR5 (road) PC3 (car park)
Leadsun provided 65 portable solar lighting systems to
light up the access road and car park for crews beginning
night-time construction work on the main terminal of
Sydney’s much anticipated second international airport.
Located in Badgerys Creek in Western Sydney and
set to open in 2026, the airport is a major Australian
infrastructure project being built to supplement Sydney’s
existing Kingsford Smith Airport, which has reached
capacity. The airport will be named after pioneering
Australian female aviator Nancy Bird Walton.
Leadsun collaborated with a range of stakeholders on the
project, including Western Sydney Airport, constructor
Multiplex and Star Group Electrical.
Cost to buy Leadsun lights cheaper than leasing for 2 years
With cost a major factor for construction project contractor Multiplex, various companies were asked to provide a lighting solution.
Running cables to numerous temporary light pole locations was deemed to be excessively cost-prohibitive. As such, the client determined portable solar lighting to be the best option where each individual light could be easily redeployed as construction progressed.
The proposed Leadsun temporary lighting solution was shown to be 50% cheaper for the contractor to buy outright than leasing similar lights over the planned two-year requirement.
Leadsun delivers early against tight 8-week schedule
Multiplex specified a tight 8-week schedule to deliver the lights.
With so many lights required for the large construction site, Leadsun’s design and production teams quickly mobilised to meet the timeframe. Having checked that Leadsun lighting stock on hand was sufficient to fulfil the requirement and that transport logistics were firmly in place, they then worked closely with lighting pole manufacturer EZYPole to ensure availability of the required lighting poles and concrete supporting blocks.
Thanks to Leadsun’s solution, which met Western Sydney Airport and Multiplex’s workers health and safety obligations, construction programming was able to begin without interruption. This enabled Leadsun easily to fulfil its delivery obligation two weeks ahead of the eight-week schedule.
The contractor was also pleased with how simple it was to erect and deploy each lighting system.
Easily deployed and enhancing security and safety for construction crews
With lights evenly positioned along the internal service access roads and construction staff car park, Leadsun’s temporary lighting solution has enhanced security and safety for the airport’s night-time construction crews, while being significantly more cost-effective and easier to deploy than traditional cabled lighting systems.
- L3SS30-30S2X lights
- AE6150 and AE6300 sized solar modules
- 18W LED output of PP3/PP5 category lighting compliance