Sydney's second airport still an endangered species as taskforce reviews options and costs
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]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- 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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