Only Federal Funding Will Deliver Sydney's Second Airport

New South Wales' new planning minister has called on Australia's federal government to decide and fund much needed infrastructure.

The new minister for planning in New South Wales, Stuart Ayres MP, has declared that both the funding and the decision for the long awaited second airport should be the responsibility of the Australian Federal Government.

''My clear message to them would be, if you are not prepared to invest in the infrastructure, quite simply, the airport will not work.'' 

Both business leaders and residents in Sydney's Western suburbs have been calling for an additional airport located 60kms west of the Sydney CBD at Badgery's Creek, but a decision has been delayed by concerns over costs, environmental and noise issues, and a lack of political will.

Mr Ayres, MP for Penrith, seeks to provide a voice for the Western Suburbs and will split his time between the planning role with that as Minister for Fair Trading.

Full Story: New minister states approach to second Sydney airport

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."
$19.95

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $50.
$369 includes free shipping!