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Sydney Airport says No to Badgerys Creek, and to future fee gouging!

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

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

Only another nine years of country flight fights for Sydney Airport

Only another nine years of country flight fights for Sydney Airport

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

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

Has Sydney’s existing airport train found its Waterloo?

Has Sydney’s existing airport train found its Waterloo?

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

PM advances Badgerys Creek Airport rail link to opening day

PM advances Badgerys Creek Airport rail link to opening day

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.

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.

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.

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.

Labor kicks massive own goal over 2nd Sydney Airport

Labor kicks massive own goal over 2nd Sydney Airport

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.

Why a 2nd Sydney Airport has nothing to do with Blue Mountains heritage status

Why a 2nd Sydney Airport has nothing to do with Blue Mountains heritage status

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.

Sydney’s 2nd Airport to be big jet capable from Day 1

Sydney’s 2nd Airport to be big jet capable from Day 1

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.