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?
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
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?
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
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
Ben Sandilands December 21, 2016 20 Comments
For tens of million of abused Sydney Airport users, could sweet revenge be at hand?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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