The Australian Government released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Western Sydney Airport, together with a draft Airport Plan, on 19 October 2015.

Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) was one of 11 councils participating in an independent technical review of the Western Sydney Airport draft EIS commissioned jointly through the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) & Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC), referred to hereafter as the Peer Review.

The Independent Review was issued to participating councils on 26 November 2015. Note: the Independent Review is not Council’s submission. 

View Council's Submission on the Western Sydney Airport Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Airport Plan

You can also download the Business Paper from the Extraordinary Council Meeting on 15 December, 2015, in 'Forms and Resources' below.

On 15 September 2016, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, announced the finalisation of the Western Sydney Airport EIS. 

To view the EIS and Airport Plan visit the Australian Government website.

For links to reports presented to the elected Council on the topic of a Western Sydney Airport since, go to WSA - Council decisions.