Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) welcomes Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s announcement today of Badgerys Creek airport.
This is great news for Western Sydney people, an opportunity we are pleased to come to our area and not elsewhere.
‘Let’s make the social benefits of this Airport central to the discussion’, says Mary Waterford, Executive Officer of WSCF. ‘Badgerys Creek Airport will bring jobs, infrastructure and new economic and community advantages.
‘We can have the community and social benefits at the centre of the planning process in the blank page that this new development gives Greater Western Sydney - an Airport that is world class in environmental design, that builds jobs for disadvantaged young people into contracts, that creates affordable housing and good public transport right from the beginning.
‘We can see that there will be an opportunity for the University of Western Sydney to build a campus nearby, for industry to relocate and for many new enterprises to establish in the new precinct. Jobs at all levels will emerge, both within the airport and in the surrounding area’.
WSCF is a founding member of the Western Sydney Airport Alliance www.westernsydneyairportalliance.com.au
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Western Sydney Community Forum has partnered with the Western Sydney Housing Coalition to present a public forum exploring the possibilities of affordable housing generation and Sydney’s second airport.
The forum will take place on Thursday 27th March 2014 between 1:30pm and 4:30pm at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Speakers at the event will include: