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Tuesday, 12 May 1970


Mr Cohen (ROBERTSON, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   Has the Department of Civil Aviation ever considered the area north of The Entrance to Toukley as a site for a second international airport.

(2)   If not, has the Department ever considered any other areas in the electoral division of Robertson.

(3)   If so, what were they.


Mr Swartz - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question: (1), (2) and (3) The honourable member is no doubt aware that the Government has set up an Interdepartmental Committee to study the need for timing and location of a second major airport to serve the city of Sydney.

As a member of this Committee, the Department of Civil Aviation has considered numerous sites extending to some considerable distance from Sydney.

One such site is located in the general area south of Toukley.

Whether the finally selected site would be a domestic or international airport or a combination of both has not yet been determined.

The list of possible sites has not yet been reduced to a few, which will then require much more detailed study before a final selection is made.

Civil Aviation: DC9 Aircraft (Question No. 321)


Mr Reynolds (BARTON, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister repre senting the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   Did a DC9 aircraft carrying passengers land at Mascot Airport during curfew hours on the night of 13th January 1970.

(2)   If so, for what reason was this landing made.

(3)   How many other landings and take-offs of jet aircraft were made within curfew hours at Mascot Airport in each of the months of November and December 1969 and January and February 1970.

(4)   What were the circumstances and what was the airline involved in each instance.


Mr Swartz - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Yes. A DC9 landed at Mascot during curfew hours on the night of 13th January 1970.

(2)   The landing by the DC9 completed a scheduled flight from Melbourne. The Sight had been delayed by the late arrival of a connecting flight at Melbourne and by a technical requirement in relation to the aircraft's undercarriage.

(3)   Other landings and take-offs of jet aircraft at Sydney Airport within curfew hours during each of the 4 months were:

 

(4)   The flights were operated to cope with particular traffic demands which could not be satisfied otherwise. These demands arose from such causes as holiday peaks, backlogs after a pilot strike and schedule changes due to operational and technical reasons. Flights by the domestic and international airlines were involved and the number of movements in each category were as follows:

 







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