Western Sydney Airport

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Western Sydney Airport Environmental Impact Study and Airport Plan

In April 2014 the Australian Government announced Badgerys Creek in Western Sydney as the site of a second major airport for Sydney.

The proposed Western Sydney Airport is one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects in recent years and would be the first new major Australian airport development in decades.

The Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development have now released the draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and Airport Plan for consultation.

The draft Airport Plan outlines the development and the draft Environmental Impact Statement provides a comprehensive assessment of the environmental and social changes the airport may bring.

The consultation will be held from 19 October 2015 until 18 December 2015.

Where can I find out more information?

Online: www.westernsydneyairport.gov.au

Phone: 1800 038 160

Email: wsu@infrastructure.gov.au

In Person: Click here for a list of locations to view hard copies of the draft EIS and Airport Plan

Alternatively, pick up a summary booklet, An Airport for Western Sydney, from the following locations:

  • Warragamba/Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre: Weir Road, Warragamba
  • Silverdale Post Office: 2320 Silverdale Road, Silverdale
  • Wollondilly Shire Council: 62-64 Menangle Street, Picton

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Have your say

You can make a submission on the draft documents to the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development:

Online: Click here            

Email: WSAsubmission@infrastructure.gov.au

Post: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Western Sydney Airport Submission
Western Sydney Unit  
GPO Box 594       
Canberra ACT 2601

What is Council’s Position?

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) and the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) jointly engaged a consultant, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff to undertake an independent peer review of the draft EIS. The review was funded by 11 Councils across Greater Western Sydney, including Wollondilly. The consultant’s peer review considered 9 key environmental issues.

Council will use the consultant’s report to inform our submission to the Australian Government on the draft EIS.

You can read the independent peer review below:

You may also be interested in the Independent review found gaps to be addressed article on WSROC’s website.


Executive Summary