The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils will consider changing its thirty-year opposition to a western Sydney airport at a meeting tonight.
The organisation, which includes Parramatta, Blacktown and Penrith councils, has previously opposed additional commercial aviation facilities outside of Sydney Airport.
It’s believed the new Liberal executive of the advocacy organisation will lead the argument for change.
President Tony Hadchiti said the councils recognise the economic value and potential infrastructure growth to the region.
‘‘Although there has been significant community opposition in the past, we suspect that attitudes have changed significantly during the past 20 years,’’ Cr Hadchiti said.
Hills councillor and Tourism Industry Council NSW general manager Andrew Jefferies said a commercial airport in western Sydney was inevitable unless the Federal government amended the legislation that limits and restricts access to Sydney Airport.
He said the tourism council believed Sydney Airport needed to be allowed to operate at maximum capacity without the legislative restrictions of 80 movements per hour.
Read more on WSROC’s decision on this website tomorrow.