Ben Sandilands May 2, 2017 41 Comments
The threat of a continued monopoly over the pricing of airline access to greater Sydney appears to have removed itself
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 March 20, 2017 17 Comments
Screw the bush and their little planes! Another excellent result of selling essential public assets like airports to private monopolies
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 September 16, 2016 8 Comments
Almost as an aside an options paper for new rail links to Sydney's 2nd airport makes a startling proposal for fixing the problems with the trains that stop at its current single airport
Ben Sandilands March 11, 2016 33 Comments
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcing that the Sydney West airport at Badgerys Creek will be rail ready on its opening is a signal that public transport is one of his policy commitments that hasn’t been hand braked by the coalition’s conservative power brokers.
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 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 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 March 13, 2015 14 Comments
It didn’t take long this morning for the wings to fall off Labor’s efforts to score state election points with its support for the second Sydney Airport project at Badgerys Creek in the city’s far west.
Ben Sandilands January 4, 2015 15 Comments
Editorial The media silly season has finally arrived with the SMH website declaring that the world heritage status of the Blue Mountains is at risk because of the go ahead for a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek.
Ben Sandilands December 5, 2014 26 Comments
Updated The Badgerys Creek airport site in western Sydney will be able to take the world’s largest, heaviest and longest ranging jets from the day it opens after the infrastructure (and aviation) minister Warren Truss said it would have a 4000 metre runway from the moment the ribbon gets cut.