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Sydney's second airport still an endangered species as taskforce reviews options and costs

4-Nov-2010

In Sep-2010, Australia’s Department of Infrastructure and Transport released a tender to finance firms to provide modelling on five different scenarios for a second Sydney airport: how they would be paid for and how well they would cater for transport needs in 10, 25 and 50 years. But a second Sydney Airport still looks as far away as ever. [2441 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Joint taskforce established mid-2010 to review options
  • Airlines prefer to stay put but practical capacity about to be reached
  • Canberra looks at high-speed rail link to justify LCC growth
  • 'Less than three hours from Sydney!'
  • High-speed rail links have mixed success
  • Five options presented by the taskforce
  • Current owners' first option on second airport

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  • Canberra Airport’s new terminal
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