Environmental assessment

Environmental Impact Statement 2016

On 15 September 2016, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, announced the finalisation of the Western Sydney Airport Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which was presented to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, the Minister for the Environment and Energy, for his consideration. Minister Frydenberg has considered the Airport Plan against the findings of the EIS and Minister Fletcher has determined the Airport Plan, providing the authorisation to allow the construction and operation of Stage 1 of the airport (single runway facility expected to commence operations in the mid-2020s).

Table of contents

The EIS is divided into the following volumes:

        • Volume 1—Project Background—provides an overview of the project;
        • Volumes 2a and 2b—Stage 1 Development—contain an environmental impact statement for Stage 1 development (single runway catering for up to 10 million passengers by approximately 2030);
        • Volume 3—Long Term Development—a strategic assessment of the development of a dual runway facility in 2063;
        • Volume 4—EIS Technical Reports; and
        • Volume 5—Submissions Report.

Volume 1—Project background and rationale

Volume 2a—Stage 1 development

Volume 2b—Stage 1 development

Volume 3—Long term development

Volume 4—EIS technical reports

Volume 5—Submissions report

Draft Environmental Impact Statement 2015

The Western Sydney Airport draft Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS) was released for public exhibition on Monday 19 October 2015 along with the draft Airport Plan. The public exhibition period closed on Friday 18 December 2015

Table of contents

The draft EIS is divided into four volumes:

        • Volume 1—Project Background—provides an overview of the project.
        • Volume 2—Stage 1 Development—contains an environmental impact statement for Stage 1 development (single runway facility in 2030);
        • Volume 3—Long Term Development—a strategic assessment of the long-term development (dual runway facility by 2063).
        • Volume 4—EIS Technical Reports.

Volume 1—Project Background

Volume 2—Stage 1 Development

Volume 3—Long Term Development

Volume 4—EIS Technical Reports

Draft Environmental Impact Statement 1997 to 1999

Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (1999)

        • Second Sydney Airport Proposal Supplement Summary PDF: 9973 KB ReadSpeaker
          • Second Sydney Airport Proposal Volume 3, Supplement PDF: 62894 KB ReadSpeaker
          • Second Sydney Airport Proposal Volume 4, Appendices to Supplement (A to E5) PDF: 21124 KB ReadSpeaker
          • Second Sydney Airport Proposal Volume 5, Appendices to Supplement (F1 to N) PDF: 17713 KB ReadSpeaker

Draft Environmental Impact Statement 1985

        • Second Sydney Airport Site Selection Programme: Draft Environmental Impact Statement PDF: 66124 KB ReadSpeaker
        • Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement PDF: 10617 KB ReadSpeaker

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