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Tag archives: 2nd Sydney Airport

Can’t Sydney West airport be built sooner and at less cost?

Ben Sandilands May 9, 2017 81 Comments

Hold those billions in 'good debt'. There is an alternative way of building Sydney's 2nd airport without any?

Is it true Sydney Airport can’t afford to screw 2nd airport users?

Is it true Sydney Airport can’t afford to screw 2nd airport users?

Ben Sandilands April 15, 2017 15 Comments

The dream of a Sydney with two large airports competing on car parking and passenger user charges might just be about to come true

It’s time to end the nonsense about 2nd Sydney Airport rail fantasies

It’s time to end the nonsense about 2nd Sydney Airport rail fantasies

Ben Sandilands February 28, 2017 20 Comments

Who are these interests trying to load up a $5 bn Sydney West airport with a $25 bn high speed rail fantasy?

Sydney Airport publishes more ransom notes in general media

Sydney Airport publishes more ransom notes in general media

Ben Sandilands February 17, 2017 18 Comments

That whining noise you hear in Sydney this morning doesn't comes from jet engines but the owners of the city's airport

Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option?

Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option?

Ben Sandilands January 18, 2017 12 Comments

It's time for the public to look critically at credit ratings agencies taking up positions that support businesses like airports during negotiations with government

Govt ready to seize opportunity to end Sydney’s airport monopoly

Govt ready to seize opportunity to end Sydney’s airport monopoly

Ben Sandilands December 21, 2016 20 Comments

For tens of million of abused Sydney Airport users, could sweet revenge be at hand?

Second Sydney Airport go-ahead won’t save travellers from Airportageddon

Second Sydney Airport go-ahead won’t save travellers from Airportageddon

Ben Sandilands December 12, 2016 20 Comments

Sydney's 2nd airport was a no brainer 10 years ago but it will another decade before it opens

Maybe the PM should talk to his deputy about Sydney West rail?

Maybe the PM should talk to his deputy about Sydney West rail?

Ben Sandilands October 19, 2015 23 Comments

Perhaps the PM for Rail, Malcolm Turnbull, should have tea and biscuits with his recidivist deputy Warren Truss after the Infrastructure Minister’s vaguely disconnected references today to there not being a need for trains to the new Sydney West airport until some time after 2060.

Sydney’s new airport to take all sized jets from Day One

Sydney’s new airport to take all sized jets from Day One

Ben Sandilands October 19, 2015 39 Comments

Sydney West airport, expected to open by around 2025 at the Badgerys Creek site, will have an initial 3700 metre runway able to take all normal operations by any sized jet from Day One according to Infrastructure Minister and deputy PM Warren Truss.

Vietnam pushes on with massive airport for Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam pushes on with massive airport for Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Sandilands June 30, 2015 4 Comments

Vietnam is reported as having further advanced the construction of a massive new hub airport for Ho Chi Minh City which will could grow to a capacity to handle more than 100 million passengers a year by the middle of the century.

Xenophon hits out at 2nd Sydney Airport ‘monopoly’ risks

Xenophon hits out at 2nd Sydney Airport ‘monopoly’ risks

Ben Sandilands June 28, 2015 13 Comments

One of the disturbing things about Sydney’s much needed second airport at Badgerys Creek is the unwillingness of the major parties to do anything to break the monopoly pricing situation that would arise if it becomes owned by the same interests as the existing airport.

Does Labor really want a jet curfew at Sydney’s new airport?

Ben Sandilands June 12, 2015 12 Comments

Federal Labor’s spokesperson on transport, infrastructure and tourism Anthony Albanese, has taken issue with tweets made today by Plane Talking about his opposition to the new  Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek being operated as a jet curfew free airport.

Greens savaged over Sydney airport stupidity, but wait, there’s more

Greens savaged over Sydney airport stupidity, but wait, there’s more

Ben Sandilands May 5, 2015 15 Comments

Labor’s infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese has written a withering critique of the Greens’ 2nd Sydney Airport lunatic policies in The Australian today. But he has remained silent on his withdrawal of support for a curfew free Badgerys Creek, which would cripple it.

Second Sydney Airport discussions fail to mention bank fees

Second Sydney Airport discussions fail to mention bank fees

Ben Sandilands May 2, 2015 10 Comments

The one thing that could seriously damage a second Sydney Airport, and new and improved road and rail links, wasn’t discussed at the recent talk fest about how good that project will be for economic growth. And that was bank or finance fees.

Sydney 2nd airport curfew row started with campaign brain fade

Sydney 2nd airport curfew row started with campaign brain fade

Ben Sandilands April 16, 2015 14 Comments

The current row over a curfew for Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek began with a spur of the moment reversal of Labor policy over the issue in the heat of a moment in campaigning for the last month’s NSW state election.

Far Western Sydney Airport to generate heat, light and jobs

Far Western Sydney Airport to generate heat, light and jobs

Ben Sandilands April 1, 2015 9 Comments

In what  government insiders say will be marketed as a broadening of the vision for Sydney’s future, Prime Minister Abbott will later today unveil his Far Western Connect project, an extension of what was formerly known as the WestConnex road for the Future until the language police  prevailed.

Should Sydney’s 2nd Airport celebrate Lawrence Hargrave?

Should Sydney’s 2nd Airport celebrate Lawrence Hargrave?

Ben Sandilands November 10, 2014 24 Comments

Should Sydney’s second major airport be named after one of the great unsung heroes of Australian, indeed, world aviation, the modest but far sighted box kite and curved airfoil innovator, Lawrence Hargrave?

Bradfield, a fitting if ironic name for Sydney’s 2nd Airport

Bradfield, a fitting if ironic name for Sydney’s 2nd Airport

Ben Sandilands November 6, 2014 9 Comments

Naming Sydney's 2nd airport for a man with such astonishing connections with turbulent politics in NSW is an act of generous genius by PM Abbott