‘Development should stop’: serious flaws in offsets plan for new western Sydney airport

‘Development should stop’: serious flaws in offsets plan for new western Sydney airport

The site chosen to offset the massive Badgerys Creek project was already earmarked for protection. Experts accuse the government of ‘double-dipping’

There are serious flaws in the environmental offsets being used to compensate for the new western Sydney airport now under construction in Badgerys Creek, a Guardian Australia investigation has found.

All up, 1,780ha of bushland will be razed to make way for the new travel hub – an area bigger than the Adelaide CBD.

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