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Turnbull Government to build Western Sydney Airport

Media Releases Tuesday, 02 May 2017

The Turnbull Government today confirmed that it will build Western Sydney Airport.

Details of the Turnbull Government’s plan to build Western Sydney Airport will be announced by the
Treasurer in the Budget next week.

This follows today’s announcement by Sydney Airport Group, the owner of Kingsford Smith Airport, that
it will not take up the opportunity under its ‘right of first refusal’ to build and operate the new Western
Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.

It is a vitally important project for Western Sydney, for Sydney, and the nation, which is why the
Coalition Government ended decades of indecision by committing to the project in 2014.

The Government has worked carefully to meet our obligations and we have been planning for either
contingency – acceptance or rejection by Sydney Airport Group. We are well positioned to move
forward on terms that are consistent with the terms of the Notice of Intention.

The airport will be a major catalyst for jobs and economic growth in Western Sydney, injecting more
than $1.9 billion into the economy during the construction phase alone. It is expected to deliver 9,000
new jobs to Western Sydney by the early 2030s, and 60,000 in the long-term.

Consultation meetings with Sydney Airport Group were conducted in an atmosphere of good faith.

Media Contacts:
Prime Minister’s office: Press Office, (02) 6277 7744
Minister Fletcher’s office: Andrew Blow, 0411 403 937

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