Commonwealth government gives Sydney Airport Notice to Consult

first_imgThe Commonwealth government has given Sydney Airport a Notice to Consult, as the next step in the construction of Badgerys Creek Airport.According to the Sydney(Kingsford Smith) Airport Sale Agreement, the Airport has the first Right of First Refusal about the location of any second Sydney Airport.The first Right of Refusal includes a number of distinct stages including a consultative phase and contractual phase with both phases expected to take about two years to complete.The Australian government has announced the consultation phase will take nine months from the 30 September 2014.Sydney Airport chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said a lot of work had been done to ensure the consultation process will run smoothly.“Since Badgerys Creek was confirmed in April this year as the site for the Western Sydney airport we have been engaged in preliminary discussions with the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. Together with the Department we have begun to map the considerable work that needs to be addressed during the consultation period,” Ms Mather said.“In addition, to supplement the extensive and global experience we have internally, we have selected a team of external experts to assist us to evaluate the opportunity,“With the consultation period starting formally on September 30 the work program will focus on detailed examination of the business case including, but not limited to, passenger forecasting, demographics, airport design and operation, planning and commercial development, environmental analysis, and funding and financial modelling.”Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img

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