Federal government in search for second #Sydney #airport location
The federal government will investigate Wilton as a site for a second Sydney airport despite the NSW government’s opposition to the project, The Australian reported.
Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese announced in a statement today that the government would initiate a “detailed investigation into the suitability of Wilton”.
It will involve preliminary economic, social and environmental studies into the site on Sydney’s south-western fringe.
“The government is committed to increasing Sydney’s aviation capacity in a bipartisan and consultative manner,” Mr Albanese said.
The federal government wants a second airport within the Sydney basin to bolster the national economy and take pressure off Mascot.
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has rejected proposals for a second Sydney airport at either Badgerys Creek or Wilton.
He wants Canberra Airport expanded, with a high-speed rail link between Sydney and the nation’s capital.
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