House debates

Thursday, 2 October 2014


Sydney Airport (Question No. 161)

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport) Share this | | Hansard source

asked the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, in writing, on 26 May 2014:

(1) Has he sought advice on options for changing the regulation on the cap on hourly movements at Sydney Airport?

(2) Can he specifically advise on any options being considered to change the movement cap from the current 80 movements an hour?

Photo of Warren TrussWarren Truss (Wide Bay, National Party, Leader of the Nationals) Share this | | Hansard source

The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Government is committed to maintaining the cap at Sydney Airport and is not considering any proposals to amend the current cap of 80 movements per hour.

Options for increasing flexibility within the cap have been raised by stakeholders from time to time.