Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun said that if cabinet gave the project the green light it would be
great news for Liverpool. “An airport at Badgerys Creek would generate a huge economic boost
and much needed jobs for both Liverpool and the region. It could potentially bring up to 28,000
jobs and more than $9 billion in economic growth for Western Sydney. “No other single project can
generate the amount of economic growth or jobs that an airport can.”
“We recently conducted community consultation on the issue and the majority of the community
are telling us that they would welcome the jobs and convenience that an airport would bring.
“Currently nearly 60 per cent of our workforce travel outside the Liverpool area each day to work.
We are a growing city and our population is almost set to double in the next 20 years. With such
huge demand now and into the future for local jobs Council welcomes the opportunities that a
second airport can potentially deliver for Liverpool.
accompany the project. “Ensuring that the right infrastructure is in place will make or break a
project like this said Mayor Mannoun. “When we consulted with the community they told us that
they wanted Council to have a ‘seat at the table’ during the process. We are committed to working
with all levels of government to ensure that the local impacts upon housing, traffic and the
environment are addressed which is why Council at its December meeting voted to request the
establishment of a multi-government authority/taskforce of which Council would be an integral
member said Mayor Mannoun.