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Debate takes off over possible Wilton airport

BEVAN SHIELDS
26 Mar, 2012 04:00 AM

It is likely to be at least next year before Illawarra residents know whether an airport at Wilton would lead to noisy passenger jets flying above their homes.

While preliminary designs and detailed studies will probably not be completed for another 12 months, any new airport in the Sydney basin would ideally require a runway alignment parallel or near parallel to Sydney Airport’s north/south-facing runways to avoid air space conflict.

See Illawarra Mercury….

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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