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Decision on second Sydney airport by year’s end

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 6, 2013
Sydney Airport argues there is no need for a second Sydney airport..
Sydney Airport has argued against the short term need for a second Sydney airport..

The federal government will make a decision on whether to proceed with a second Sydney airport by the end of this year, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs confirmed today.

The Assistant Minister told Airservices’ Waypoint 2013 industy conference that the government “will finally make a decision on whether to proceed with a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek. An early decision, which I expect to be before Christmas, will provide certainty to the aviation sector and potentially build the economic capacity of western Sydney with the creation of thousands of new jobs for many years to come.”

In October Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss had said a decision on the timing of construction of a second Sydney airport would be guided by the next masterplan from Sydney Airport, which is due to be released in December.

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3 Comments

  • Mac Carter

    says:

    I can not understand why Golburn airport can not be developed as a freight receiving airport.
    Considering its proximity to the major road and rail routes between Sydney and Melbourne, as well as the fact that the local population needs the employment opportunities afforded by such a project, this option seems like a no brainer to me.
    This option would alleviate some congestion at Sydney as well.

  • ada

    says:

    Hello Mac,

    Because,
    1. Our airports which supposed to be public infrastructure are privatized, by a “smart” government.
    2. Naturally, a private company want to keep profit and market share on its own.

    Now think about where the pressure comes from to against a second SYD airport.

  • Rodney Marinkovic

    says:

    Hoppe to be Federal government have a courage to go for construction to second Sydney commercial airport.
    Many hurdles ahead, but finally have to be done! No more time for negative people. Please give as greeting
    for CHRISTMAS. Let approve and start to build so many decades, so much need Badgerys Airport. Let put Sydney, Australian prime gate to the world again. Yes with you in Canberra together We can start and finish
    Marry Christmas, the future second Sydney airport and to all with it!.
    Rodney Marinkovic , AME (ret.) Griffith AUSTRALIA // Kraljevo Serbia

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