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Old Yesterday, 05:51 PM   #1681
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Old Today, 05:28 AM   #1682
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Yeah it would be a joke if 330 people bring down an airport that will benefit up to 2 million people living in Western Sydney.
You mean the 5 million in Sydney, and the 20 million not living in Sydney

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For Avatar to say that we have to get a full line airport like those overseas is quite ludicrous at this stage. TOCC is right, it has to be a staged project. We've already got the land so its now a matter of planning as to how the airport would be configured and how to gradually develop it into a full line airport.
Lolz at you calling Avatar ludicrous and then talking about Alan Jones. Anyway, as much as it won't happen, I think we should be aiming big. Hong Kong shut down Kai Tak and moved everything, why can't we? As others have said, we are looking to build something to suit two diametrically opposed goals of being affordable to LCC's, but suitable for late night international arrivals. Who the fuck is going to want to unload their inbound passengers from London at something like Avalon airport? No one.

Stage it, by all means, but don't let it happen organically, because it'll be a disaster. Create a single master plan, to be built continuously and opened in stages, with a legislated winding down of KSIA over a decade, with a final view for it to be sold off. Otherwise we will end up with a bunch of fucking demountable terminal buildings with no one interested in using except Tiger. It's about time they grew some balls and built us a real airport worthy of the gateway to Australia.

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And in effect we'd have a second Cumberland line and possibly even have an orbital type service that links western sydney together.
In my fantasy rail map, I'd have the Leppington line come up, and the NWRL extended and come down. All complimented with a "Heathrow Express" style line direct from the terminal > Parramatta > Olympic Park > Central.
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