Tuesday, 02 May 2017 13:54

Western Sydney Airport: How more critical than who

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Media release, 2 May, 2017

 

It does not matter who develops Western Sydney Airport, but how they go about it said the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) following Sydney Airport’s decision to opt out of the project.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “Regardless of who develops Western Sydney Airport, our priority is to ensure positive outcomes for both the economy and the people of Western Sydney – we can do both.

“Whether developed by the Australian Government or another party, Western Sydney’s economy and its people must see a practical plan for the airport’s development – for jobs, transport, residents and the environment – without a plan we are flying blind,” said Cr Bali.

“WSROC wants to see a real commitment – a contract with the people of Western Sydney that demonstrates their quality of life is of equal importance to the commercial interests of the new airport,” he said.

“This means an operating plan that minimises impact on local communities; a solid plan for jobs and economic development; a regional transport network that supports local businesses and local workers; and the protection of community health and the region’s natural assets.

“We have no doubt these benefits can be achieved with due consideration and planning,” said Cr Bali.

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Media contact: Kelly-Anne Gee, 02 9671 4333 (ext. 118), 0425 871 868 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

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