Lindsay most impacted by Labor's preliminary flight paths EIS for Western Sydney International Airport

Comments on the Labor Government’s EIS released for Western Sydney International Airport’s preliminary flight paths

Just past midnight, Infrastructure Minister Catherine King released to the media information about the new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Sydney International Airport’s preliminary flight paths.

It is outrageous this is the second time Minister King has left Western Sydney in the dark, and released important flight path information to the media at midnight, without adequate prior warning. This is purely about playing politics with the people of Western Sydney, and I for one won’t be quiet about it. Getting a good run in the media without scrutiny should not be the Minister’s top priority.

Yesterday, Senate Estimates scrutinised the Infrastructure Department’s chiefs about transport matters. The Minister has released the preliminary flight paths for the EIS the day after Senate Estimates. The timing of this is questionable.

The thousands of pages of EIS documents contain technical and complex information. They will require time to go through, to better understand the impacts on our community.

The Lindsay electorate is now the most impacted by the flight paths from Western Sydney International Airport, which does not seem to be fair, and we deserve adequate consultation from the Minister and the Albanese Labor Government. Minister King needs to stop messing about with the people of Western Sydney through her political tactics, and start taking the impact of this issue seriously.

I have been fighting for fair and balanced flight paths since the Albanese Labor Government released the noise tool back in June that revealed for the first time the big impact of the flights over many local suburbs.

Submissions are open now until Wednesday, 31 January 2024 for our community to have their say on this very important matter. I strongly encourage residents to make a submission at Western Sydney International Airport - Nancy-Bird Walton (wsiflightpaths.gov.au)

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