Just a few hours after the owners of Sydney's main airport declined the federal government's offer to build a second airport at Badgery's Creek, the Turnbull government has stepped up to say that it will use taxpayer dollars to build the airport itself.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher today signed the final piece of paperwork greenlighting work to begin on Badgery's Creek Airport, situated on Darug land 50km west of Sydney's CBD.
Set to open in the mid 2020's, and expecting at least ten million passengers a year, the airport has been a topic of debate since it was first proposed in 1946.
Australia's cities are growing at a massive rate, but the space for those new residents to live in is limited. It basically doesn't exist beyond high-rise apartment blocks, at least within metropolitan areas. And that means that owning a car won't be possible — isn't possible now — for a lot of people. That's where car-sharing comes in. And Sydney is one of the world's most car-sharing friendly cities, according to a new report that suggests up to 10,000 fewer cars are being driven within the CBD bounds with those cars replaced by less than a thousand car-sharing vehicles.
Our ragged group of survivors shifts nervously, ready to cut and run at the first sign of danger. A horde of zombies ambles slowly towards us, a distraction from the lone runners slipping around the sides to try and catch us off guard. "Hold the line!" someone shouts, but we all know that if it came to it, we'd turn on our fellow survivors if it helped us get out alive. This is Zedtown.
Video: Sydney's lockout laws have annoyed plenty of citizens, but they've had an even harsher effect on live music within the city's entertainment precinct. The artists affected have put up memorial plaques around Kings Cross and surrounding areas as a silent protest, and there's a video showing them going up — set to a brand new track from Flume.
More than one thousand authentic costumes and props from The Hunger Games films are making their way to Sydney — including the Girl on Fire dress; the Mockingjay dress and the Mockingjay armor; key artifacts including the Mockingjay pin, Cinna's sketchbook and Katniss's bow; and interactive experiences including an explorable map of Panem, the Gamemaker's control table and a stunt choreography challenge.
Strong winds and rain on Australia's east coast over the weekend knocked out power to thousands of houses, including mine. I'm very much an early adopter, so I stream almost all of my entertainment — whether it's through Netflix, through Apple Music, or through Kindle. When you don't have a TV or internet or a charger for your phone, living a high-tech life gets a lot more difficult.