Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Turnbull Government calls for nominations to Forum on Western Sydney Airport

Media Release


19 December 2016

The Turnbull Government is calling for nominations to the Forum on Western Sydney Airport (FOWSA), an important community consultation forum which the Turnbull Government announced we would establish when we released the airport's final Environmental Impact Statement in September.

A range of skills and expertise will be needed from across the community, the aviation industry as well as local and state government to ensure we develop a robust forum for community engagement. I expect to announce these appointments in the first half of next year.

I will now be writing to Western Sydney MPs and Councils to seek nominations to the group.

Additionally, anyone who feels they possess experience or background that would equip them to contribute effectively to FOWSA’s work is welcome to express their interest by emailing by no later than 24 January 2017.

In addition, I will be publishing the Terms of Reference for this forum, including its role in receiving community feedback concerning airspace management, flight path options, noise abatement and aircraft operating procedures.

It is very important that community perspectives on these issues are heard and considered as we develop plans for Western Sydney Airport.

The flight path planning process will take a number of years and consultation through FOWSA will be an important part of that process. Key principles that will govern flight path planning – for example, that there will be no merge point over any residential area are set out in the final Environmental Impact Statement.

I look forward to receiving the views of the community on Western Sydney Airport through FOWSA.

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