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The man behind the Wellcamp Airport says Badgerys Creek could be open after three years of hard but determined work, and for a fraction of the money.
The owners of Sydney Airport are demanding government money for Badgerys Creek, and they are trying to hold Sydney for ransom.
Sydney's second airport was a no-brainer 10 years ago, but it will another decade before it opens.
Labor gets all the credit for committing to a 24-hour airport at Badgerys Creek -- which is a smart play, because geography means there are no neighbours to complain.
A new airport at Badgery's Creek will need jet fuel, and lots of it. Getting it there will be an infrastructure and transport challenge, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
The battle will turn to infrastructure between New South Wales and the feds now there's agreement on the location of Sydney's second airport. An explosive population demands it.
The 10 ways BuzzFeed is infiltrating other media. Plus other media tidbits of the day.
The Daily Telegraph was for Sydney; now it is for the bush. Plus other media tidbits of the day.
Labor is backing the wrong plan and the Liberals are hopelessly split: the debate over a second Sydney Airport inspires much debate but little in the way of real-world solutions to a looming capacity crunch.