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Wednesday, 3 May 1989
Page: 1637

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate assembled in Parliament; the humble petition of the undersigned showeth:

That Kingsford-Smith Airport is becoming increasingly congested and existing facilities are inadequate to handle the number of aircraft or their passengers.

The Federal Government's plans to divert aircraft from Mascot to Bankstown and/or increase landing charges for peak periods will do little to relieve congestion and will place enormous financial and other burdens on commuter airlines and their passengers.

We therefore call on the Federal Government to take heed of airline and travel industry warnings and-

1. give immediate approval for the construction of a third runway at Mascot.

2. upgrade existing radar and other traffic control facilities to enable Australia's high safety record to be maintained.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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