Thursday, 14 February 2013

Botany Bay BEC hosts Sydney Airports CEO

Sydney Airport: A major employer and economic driver was the focus of Sydney Airport CEO’s, Kerrie Mather’s talk at Botany Bay BEC breakfast this week. 

Kerrie spoke about a recent study by Deloitte Access Economics which found 283,700 jobs are generated – directly and indirectly - from the airport and that the airport contributes some $27.6 billion to our economy. 

I acknowledge that the airport is a major economic generator but I am concerned that for many of my constituents the airport causes gridlock on our local roads which will only increase as employment generated by the airport edges towards an estimated 400,000 jobs by 2033. 

To alleviate some of this traffic, the NSW Government should immediately look at making train travel to our Domestic and International Terminals affordable. This would bring about direct improvements to our local roads and would see this important piece of infrastructure fully utilised, particularly by airport workers, but also by the broader travelling community.

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