Construction begins at Western Sydney Airport
The Prime Minister will turn the first sod as construction work officially starts on Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek.
Along with the $5-billion airport, the area will also house a hi-tech business district.
Senior Government Minister Alan Tudge tells Steve Price the new facility will be completed within eight years and create thousands of new jobs.
“[It’s] been 50 years in the making Steve.
“By 2026 Western Sydney Airport will finally be opened and it’s not just good news for residents of Western Sydney from a gateway perspective, but it’s also a massive jobs boost.
“The development itself will create thousands of jobs.”
Mr Tudge says it’s a “huge undertaking”.
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“It’s going to be an international and domestic airline.
“Virgin and Qantas have already indicated that they’ll have full, premium domestic services operating from day one in 2026.”