Western Sydney Airport Reaches New Heights
24 Sep 2018
The start of the Western Sydney Airport’s construction today marks an important milestone for not only the region but for the entire NSW economy, says the Western Sydney Business Chamber.
“Today we see the real work begin on turning a cow paddock into a world-class airport that will support almost 28,000 direct and indirect jobs in Western Sydney by 2031 – five years after it opens,” said David Borger, Director of the Western Sydney Business Chamber.
“The Western Sydney Business Chamber has been a vocal supporter of the airport, bringing representatives of our communities together through the Western Sydney Airport Alliance to make the case for this game-changing piece of infrastructure.
“Today is payoff for the hard work fighting for this airport and the thousands of jobs it will bring to Western Sydney.
“This is a project the size and scale of which Western Sydney has never seen before.
“When Western Sydney thrives, the entire state thrives and this airport will be a major boost to the whole economy.
“This is great news for the 30 per cent of workers who live in Western Sydney and commute outside the region to access jobs. The new airport will provide new job opportunities and assist in addressing the massive jobs deficit,” he said.
“With industry already setting up within the aerotropolis and a new major university planning to base itself next door, nothing can stop the airport now, it is finally a reality,” Mr Borger said.