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.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has signed off on the Badgerys Creek airport plan. The aim now should be to maximise the benefits of its construction.
With one of the world’s largest infrastructure pipelines, Australian governments could leverage their procurement spending power to benefit the communities where the work is done.
Malcolm Turnbull made an early campaign visit to western Sydney with Liberal MP Fiona Scott.
Changing political and social demographics mean no-one is able to take the complex and diverse western Sydney region for granted.
On Thursday, Bill Shorten was in Western Sydney promising a limited night ‘no-fly zone’ when the planned Badgerys Creek airport comes into operation.
When asked this week whether in retrospect she regretted the government trying to undo Labor's consumer protections, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer denied it had happened.
Committing to new infrastructure is dangerous when political motivations are the driver.
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A Jetstar A320 soars overhead.
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