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Monday, 24 November 1997
Page: 11057


Mr MOSSFIELD —I would like to read a letter sent to me by Councillor Allan Ezzy, Mayor of Holroyd, dated 31 October. It reads:

Dear Mr Mossfield

On behalf of the Western Sydney Alliance, I am writing to let you know of the resolution passed, earlier this week, by Council Delegates from across this State, at the NSW Local Government Association Conference, in regard to the Federal Government's proposed Badgerys Creek Airport.

The Conference deleted from its Policy Statement on Transport, the issue of support for the construction of Badgerys Creek Airport, and has in its place referred to the Executive the question of Badgerys Creek after the release of the Federal Government's Environmental Impact Statement, with a special one day conference.

The Western Sydney Alliance comprises Councils and Community Groups opposing the proposed Badgerys Creek Airport because of the serious health and environmental impacts that the 24 hour freight and passenger airport would have on the health and environment of over 1.4 million people living in Western Sydney.

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The above clearly demonstrates the groundswell of genuine concern and protest at the very negative impacts on the proposed Badgerys Creek Airport on the amenity and lifestyle of significant number of Sydney's and Australian citizens.

On behalf of those citizens, and the Western Sydney Alliance, I seek your support in opposing Badgerys Creek Airport and your endorsement that any new Sydney airport be built outside the Sydney Basin.

Yours sincerely

Councillor Allan Ezzy

CHAIRMAN, WESTERN SYDNEY ALLIANCE

& MAYOR OF HOLROYD