The committee campaigning against the proposal to establish a Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek met on May 12 at Blacktown Council Chambers to discuss their plans to oppose the new airport.
It decided to begin an extensive education campaign, involving leafleting western Sydney, taking the issue to local schools where pupils will experience disruption and letter box drops.
While the election campaign is in full swing the campaign will also include protesting local Members of Parliament and candidates, sending letters to the editors of newspapers and calling talkback radio, raising the issue at political meetings called by the parties and targeting visits by political leaders.
The major object of the campaign is to relocate the new airport to a less densely populated area, such as Goulburn, Canberra or the Central Coast.
An airport in any of these areas could be linked to (or even replaced by) a high speed rail link to Canberra and Melbourne, followed by a link to Brisbane.
The proposal for high speed rail would eliminate problems caused by air, water and noise pollution, which threaten to the quality of life in Western Sydney. Europe, Japan and China already have extensive networks of high speed rail. Australia has clearly been left behind on this earth-friendly proposal.
[Contact NOBCA firstname.lastname@example.org or Residents Against Western Sydney Airport at www.birdsnotboeings.com to support or join the campaign.]