THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S SYDNEY AVIATION STRATEGY
The Australian Government has announced that Badgery’s Creek will be the site for a new airport for Western Sydney. The Government has established the Western Sydney Infrastructure Unit within the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development to implement this decision. It will also be responsible for undertaking important consultation with local councils, the community and other stakeholders, including the aviation industry. Partnership with the NSW Government will be integral to this work, especially in ensuring a coordinated transport plan for Western Sydney. The owners of Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport have a right of first refusal to develop and operate Sydney’s second airport. The Government will fulfil its obligations with regards to the right of first refusal.