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This morning’s release of the Visitor Economy Taskforce Report has demanded that the Federal Government relax restrictions on the operating capacity of Sydney Airport.
“Whilst stopping short of calling for a relaxation of legislative changes to the airport’s notorious curfew, it has outlined a number of sensible recommendations that would allow Sydney Airport to realise and achieve its natural capacity and operate as a world’s best practice operation”, the General Manager of the Tourism Industry Council NSW, Mr Andrew Jefferies has said.
The Visitor Economy Taskforce has prioritised and recommended that;
“The Tourism Industry Council NSW has strongly called for Government action to increase aviation capacity at Sydney and at other locations and we welcome the release and findings in this part of the report”, said Mr Jefferies.
“Whilst the issue of a second Sydney Airport was not addressed in this report, we are appreciative that the short to medium term issues have been identified and significantly highlighted. In particular, we are pleased that Minister Souris sees merit in the arguments put forward to unlock the legislative restrictions placed upon Sydney Airport by the Federal Government”.
In late July, the Federal Government announced that they had appointed consultants Worley Parsons, Ernst and Young and Booz and Company to study environmental, infrastructure, development and demand analysis for a second Sydney Airport at Wilton and the use of RAAF Richmond for limited commercial operations.
For further information, please contact Tourism Industry Council NSW General Manager, Andrew Jefferies upon 02 9267 6865 or 0417 448 935