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Second Sydney airport: a decade of deferral 2002–2012

10 Jul 2012
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This is a compilation of actions undertaken over the past decade relating to the establishment of a second Sydney airport.

This is a compilation of actions undertaken over the past decade relating to the establishment of a second Sydney airport. For the period prior to 2002, readers should consult the Parliamentary Library Chronology No. 2 2001–02 Second Sydney Airport—A Chronology which contains a list of relevant documents including the earlier environmental impact studies and planning reports. In some ways little has changed, since that earlier publication noted that:

  • In examining the history of this issue it is apparent that while there is almost limitless rhetoric about the urgent need for a second Sydney airport, governments have generally hastened slowly. It is clear that for all the energies and costs that have gone into consideration of a second Sydney airport for decades, a decision, or a plan, seem little closer than they were years ago. It will be up to the reader to determine whether this has been a wise move, or whether this has meant that delays will make the eventual construction of the airport more difficult.
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2012
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