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

Western Sydney Airport draft Airport Plan and draft EIS exhibition period closing tomorrow

Media Release

WT429/2015

17 December 2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has reminded interested parties to have their say by making a submission to the proposed Western Sydney Airport before the community consultation period closes tomorrow (Friday 18 December).

“The 60 day consultation period on the draft Airport Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provides an opportunity for the community to have a say on what will be a transformational infrastructure project,” Mr Truss said.

“I encourage those who have not yet done so to find out more about the project and make a submission if they have comments to make.

“The public exhibition of the draft Airport Plan and draft EIS allows the community to gain a full understanding of all the issues surrounding the proposed airport and helps ensure the project will be able to deliver the best outcome for the Western Sydney community.”

Mr Truss said submissions received during the exhibition period will be compiled and taken into account in finalising the EIS and Airport Plan.

“The Australian Government is committed to consulting with the community throughout the project. During the exhibition period there have been numerous information sessions and displays in libraries across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains,” he said.

To find out more about the submission process and community consultation activities for both the draft Airport Plan and draft EIS, visit www.westernsydneyairport.gov.au or phone 1800 038 160.