I find my self in disagreement with Barry O'Farrell, after he called for Canberra to be Sydney's second airport. As Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said today ''There's nowhere in the world where you fly into a major global city and have to travel 300km to get to that city. It's like buying a ticket to New York and landing in Washington DC''.
As O'Farrell knows, a second airport in Metropolitan Sydney is electoral poison. My pick is for Newcastle Airport at Williamtown to be upgraded. The airport is already a ''designate international airport'' and is far closer to Sydney CBD than Canberra. Secondly, Newcastle is a growing city and it would be a big boost for the former steel city.
Regardless of where, Sydney desperately needs a new airport.