Malcolm Turnbull expects the second Sydney airport to inject more than $1.9 billion into the economy during construction.
The federal government has confirmed it will build Sydney's second airport after the Sydney Airport Group announced it would not take up its right of first refusal to construct and operate it.
The uncertainties about the new Badgerys Creek airport in Western Sydney are raising many questions that only good governance can resolve.
Building a second Sydney airport will be a demanding engineering project. But the real challenge will be one of governance needed to choreograph the mix of old and new city that will surround it.
If a state-owned port is sold at a higher price with competition restrictions, consumers will pay higher prices in the future because of these restrictions.
State governments are now seeking to maximise the price of privatised assets by adding sale terms that restrict competition for the future private owners. That amounts to a hidden tax on consumers.
Despite the earnings of airports like Sydney going up, service quality has not.
The case for the ACCC to regulate airports has not been properly made, particularly given other proposals haven't been given a chance to work.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss announced a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek on Tuesday.
Sydney’s second airport could see its first flight in the next decade as prime minister Tony Abbott this afternoon confirmed…
A Jetstar A320 soars overhead.
With pressure mounting to finally build Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek, it’s a good time to ask: can we avoid the noise mistakes of the past? Aircraft noise and whether the new airport would…
Both parties have refused to commit to a second Sydney airport ahead of this election given its likely proximity to the crucial western Sydney region.
Western Sydney has been firmly in the spotlight throughout this federal election campaign. From the candidates who can’t remember their party’s plan to “stop the boats” to those who are “feisty and have…
Sydney’s Airport’s international terminal.
Does Sydney need a second airport? In the the recent furore, Foreign Minister Bob Carr, former Prime Minister Paul Keating, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, former Federal Transport Minister Peter Morris, and former…