Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare has welcomed the backflip by the owners of Bankstown Airport on passenger aircraft.
In 2010 Bankstown Airport lodged a Preliminary Draft Master Plan asking for up to 32 passenger flights a day, seven days a week.
The former Labor Government rejected this and asked Bankstown Airport to submit a new master plan following proper community consultation.
They have now prepared a new Preliminary Draft Master Plan that does not include an increase to passenger operations to the Airport.
Mr Clare has been fighting to stop the Airport’s expansion of passenger aircraft for the last six years.
“People power has won. 1,591 local residents have signed my petition opposing the introduction of large passenger aircraft. I am glad the owners of the airport have listened,” Mr Clare said.
“The airport is a great place to create local jobs. But is a bad place for large passenger aircraft,” Mr Clare said.
The Bankstown Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan will be released for public exhibition later this month.
Contact: Jamie Wassef 9790 2466