Second Sydney Airport approved

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has approved the construction of Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek, around 50km west of Sydney's CBD. Shareholders of Sydney Airport shouldn't be worried, though, as it will be at least a decade before the new airport is operational. An environmental impact study must be conducted on the land which will take several years. Then there is the issue of infrastructure. You can’t just drop an airport in the middle of Western Sydney without the roads and rail to support it or traffic congestion would be overwhelming. A new pipeline to carry jet fuel from...

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has approved the construction of Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek, around 50km west of Sydney's CBD. Shareholders of Sydney Airport shouldn't be worried, though, as it will be at least a decade before the new airport is operational. An environmental impact study must be conducted on the land which will take several years.

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