“The new airport will create tens of thousands of jobs for the people of Western Sydney through the construction phase and during operations. As a full-service international airport, it will be a business and tourism hub, creating long-term jobs and economic prosperity for the region,” said deputy prime minister Warren Truss.
“The draft Airport Plan and the draft EIS have been released together today to ensure that all issues surrounding the airport development can be considered simultaneously,” he added.
The community has 60 days to comment, with submissions closing on 18 December. “Importantly, we are moving to a position where construction of the new airport could be under way next year, with the airport commencing operations in the mid-2020s,” said Truss.