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Western Sydney community unites for airport, jobs and infrastructure

Western Sydney with a population greater than South Australia, as well as the combined populations of Tasmania, the ACT and the Northern Territory, is missing out on the economic advantages of a major airport located within the region.

Currently more than 200,000 Western Sydney residents have to leave the region to find work each and every day. That means 200,000 people traveling on Sydney's congested road and rail network in the morning and afternoon to their place of work. That is expected to rise to 300,000 by 2031 and 400,000 in the following decades which will only place more pressure on Sydney's strained transport network.

The solution is to bring more jobs to the doorsteps of where people live. A major airport developed at Badgerys Creek will bring thousands of direct and indirect jobs to the heart of Western Sydney improving the work-life balance of residents, generating new infrastructure (especially transport), and reducing the strain on Sydney's roads and rail linking Western Sydney to the CBD.

The Western Sydney Airport Alliance, comprised of members such as the Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney Community Forum, NSW Business Chamber, Unions NSW, AWU, CFMEU, Group Training Association of NSW and ACT, Regional Development Australia Sydney, Consult Australia, Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Liverpool, Narellan and Campbelltown Chambers of Commerce, started the call for a bipartisan agreement to proceed with Badgerys Creek as the common sense site for a Western Sydney Airport.

The Alliance fully supports the Federal Government's recent decision to proceed with developing a Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek as well as the accompanying commitments by the Federal and NSW Governments to build supporting road infrastructure and preserve a rail corridor for the future.

The Alliance will continue to monitor the development of the Airport and its surrounding infrastructure to ensure Western Sydney becomes home to world-class Airport which improves the connectivity of the region while providing an economic boost for its residents, businesses and workers.

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Media Releases

17 April 2014: Funding announcement a great boost for Western Sydney

6 March 2014: NSW Government support the last piece in the Badgerys Creek puzzle

5 March 2014: PwC report confirms airport needed to bring jobs to South West Sydney

20 February 2014: University of Western Sydney joins airport coalition

15 February 2014: NSW Opposition support for Badgerys Creek paves the way for unity ticket

6 February 2014: Western Sydney sports teams on-side with Badgerys Creek Airport

5 February 2014: Badgerys Creek Airport & transport package a win for Western Sydney

16 January 2014: Alliance calls for funding of a Western Sydney Airport Authority in Federal Budget

30 December 2013: Government's New Year's resolution must be to get on with Badgerys Creek Airport

24 December 2013: Liverpool Council support an early Christmas present for Badgerys Creek Airport

20 December 2013: Airport Alliance calls for grand partnership between governments on Badgerys Creek

14 December 2013: All signs point to yes for Western Sydney Airport

13 December 2013: Western Sydney could be directly linked to growing Asia-Pacific powerhouse by 2032 with airport
3 December 2013: Federal Government sends strong signal Badgerys Creek will be a Western Sydney Airport

20 November 2013: Airport Alliance calls on government to take next steps to lock in Badgerys Creek

Media Contact:
Damian Kelly
NSW Business Chamber
041 773 825