Turnbull Unveils Plans for New Western Sydney Airport

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 20171 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

The Australian government announced on Monday, December 12, that plans for a Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek had been finalised.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the announcement in a press conference, and stated the project would be “an economic game-changer for western Sydney” creating “thousands of jobs, new road and rail infrastructure and significant local investment.”

Stage One of the project was set to be up and running <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-12/western-sydney-airport-at-badgerys-creek-signed-off/8111176" target="_blank">by the mid-2020s</a>, with a single runway and facilities for about 10 million passengers a year, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

Turnbull released a video infographic showing how the airport would be constructed and detailing its capacity to cater to international flights 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The plans include a warning of increased noise in some suburbs, <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-airport-at-badgerys-creek-gets-the-final-green-light-20161211-gt8kdd.html" target="_blank">such as Greendale and Silverdale</a>.

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