Families Receive Eviction Notice for Sydney’s Second Airport

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An aerial view of the proposed Badgerys Creek airport site.

An aerial view of the proposed Badgerys Creek airport site.

Families receive eviction notice for Sydney’s second airport. Residents in Badgerys Creek have been ordered out within a year to make way for Badgerys Creek airport.

Federal Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss argues that Badgerys Creek residents evicted from their Commonwealth owned properties have been given twice the legal notice period.

“All residents in Badgerys Creek are renters, typically on month-by-month leases,” a spokesman for Mr Truss said.

More than 150 residents were told on Friday to leave their rented acreages by June 2015 so constructions on Sydney’s second airport can begin the following year.

Badgerys Creek resident Paul Tarlinton may have to put down his four horses, including 25-year-old Warlock (pictured). Image source: Liverpool Leader

Badgerys Creek resident Paul Tarlinton may have to put down his four horses, including 25-year-old Warlock (pictured).
Image source: Liverpool Leader

Some tenants are outraged that they may have to pay in much more than dollars and cents to relocate.

Liverpool Leader reported that the Badgerys Creek resident, who has lived at his Taylors Rd rental property for nearly 23 years, fears the move may mean putting down his four horses.

“Realistically the options are either buying a property, which is not going to be much of an option with my wife and myself, or we might have to have all the horses put down and find somewhere else to rent,” Mr Tarlinton said.

He lives with his wife, son and four horses on their 10ha property.

Ranging from 14 to 36 years in age, Mr Tarlinton’s horses would be difficult to relocate or sell off, he said.

“There are no properties with a three-bedroom home from here down to Bowral, from here up as far as Peats Ridge, and there’s nothing before you get to Mudgee going out west,” he said.

Many residents protested against an airport at Badgerys Creek. Image source: Liverpool Leader

Many residents protested against an airport at Badgerys Creek.
Image source: Liverpool Leader

“It’s disappointing; from my point of view, they should have called all the residents together and explained it face to face rather than just a phone call.”

Mr Tarlinton is one of upwards of 150 tenants having to find somewhere else to live now Badgerys Creek airport is going ahead.