Badgerys Creek Airport Confirmed

Badgerys Creek AirportAfter years of debate and speculation, Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed earlier this week that there will be a second airport for Sydney at Badgerys Creek.

There have been a lot of different opinions around Fairfield about what the second airport will mean for the local area. Whilst some have concerns about what the airport will mean for issues such as traffic and noise pollution, others are excited for the plans and the imminent boost to the local economy.

According to the Federal Government, the new airport will bring with it between $11.6 billion and $15.2 billion in additional economic activity by 2050. During the construction phase of the airport it will also help create 1,529 jobs, and a further 16,252 – 20,013 jobs will be created once the airport is fully operational.

The above figures are based on the building and operation of the airport, but there will also be many more jobs needed to help build the local infrastructure that will be needed to help support the Badgerys Creek airport.

Transport and road infrastructure are expected to be the first projects on the agenda, and we will likely hear about these in the coming days and weeks.

The Badgerys Creek airport is set to start construction in 2016 and the first flight probably won’t be due to take-off until sometime in the mid-2020’s. Until this time, Western Sydney will be busy building new roads and it’s likely that there will be a lot of other investment in the area too.

One thing is for sure; Fairfield and the rest of Western Sydney will be seeing a lot of changes in the coming years.

At Professionals Fairfield Real Estate we’d love to hear what locals think about the news of the airport at Badgerys Creek – are you happy with the plans?


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