The Coalition government is currently analysing the economic and social impacts of putting an airport in different locations in Western Sydney and will announce the final location before the end of its first term. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale The Federal Transport Minister Warren Truss has said that Western Sydney is a “priority consideration” for a second Sydney airport. Minister Truss noted that as Western Sydney’s population will boom to 4 million people in the future, the area should have its own aviation hub, the Australian reported. “Surely a community with four million people needs an airport, to service their local needs if not just the wider needs of the city,” Minister Truss said at transport forum in Canberra. Badgerys Creek is shaping up to be the preferred location for any second airport as it has been since the Hawke government bought the land in the 1980s.