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Wednesday, 15 October 2003
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Mr McClelland asked the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 8 September 2003:

Is he familiar with the fourth message of the Community Panel Report to Sydney Airport Corporation in June 2003 recommending that the Federal Government carry out a review of the need for a second Sydney Airport and identifying a suitable site for such a facility and can he advise when such a review will be undertaken.


Mr Anderson (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

I have addressed the matter of the Community Panel Report to Sydney Airport Corporation Limited in my answer to question 2333. In regard to a review of the need for a second Sydney airport, the Government announced in December 2000 that it would be premature to build a second major airport in the city. It also announced that it will further review Sydney's airport needs in 2005, and this is still the intention.