Community Forum on Badgerys Creek Airport


Greater Western Sydney is the fastest growing region in Sydney with a population of 1.8 million and over 250,000 businesses.

After years of delay the development of Badgerys Creek Airport has commenced with planning, design and construction due to begin in 2016.

Engineers from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Western Sydney in cooperation with the Western Sydney Branch of Engineers Australia have organised a Forum on 'Badgerys Creek Airport' to inform members of the public of the great benefits it will bring to the Greater Western Sydney region.

Speakers include: the Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney and Member of Parliament for Penrith, the Hon. Stuart Ayres; Dr Andy Marks, Associate Director Community & Government Relations at the University of Western Sydney; and John Sleeman from Engineers Australia.

Chairman of the forum Dr Ragbir Bhathal, from the UWS School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics says, "The development and location of the airport at Badgerys Creek will create new high technology industries within and around the local community.

"Provide exciting jobs for both engineers and scientists whilst hopefully influencing the number of students choosing to study science. The Airport will redress the shortage of scientists, technicians and engineers within the region, which has affected its growth towards becoming a technological powerhouse for New South Wales."

Seats are limited. Members of the public who are interested in attending the Forum should register to reserve a seat

For more information, please contact Dr Ragbir Bhathal via email on: or Tanya Patterson, UWS Media Officer,

What: Forum on Badgerys Creek Airport
When: Wednesday 6 August 2014 (Arrive 6pm for a 6.30pm start - Finish 8pm)
Where: Lecture Theatre, Building BB, University of Western Sydney, Werrington South campus

22 July 2014
Media contact: Tanya Patterson, Media Officer

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