Feb 9, 2008

Membership of the Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF)


Chair & Members appointed to Sydney Airport Community Forum

MEDIA RELEASE – The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

9 February 2008

Transport Minister Anthony Albanese has today appointed Vic Smith chair of the re-constituted Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF), and invited local mayors, members of parliament as well as industry and community representatives to join and participate in its regular deliberations.

Announcing all 25 members of SACF, Mr Albanese said he had also invited representatives from Sydney Airport Corporation to provide a full briefing to SACF on the proposed safety upgrade to its east-west runway.

“The first meeting of SACF on Friday, 15 February will be a chance for local and community representatives to question the Corporation about the effects of the temporary runway closure,” said Mr Albanese.

“Sydney Airport is vital to the Australian economy and is responsible for many thousands of jobs, not just in Sydney but around Australia.

“But the Airport has a responsibility to be mindful of the impact its operations can and do have on those living and working around it.”

The Sydney Airport Community Forum will:

  • Advise the Commonwealth Transport Minister on noise abatement and related environmental issues;
  • Facilitate consultation with and information flows to the community regarding the airport’s operations; and 
  •  Provide a direct channel for the community to engage with Sydney Airport Corporation and AirServices Australia on the Airport’s noise sharing plan.

Membership of the Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF)

Name of Member Position
Vic Smith
Cr Barry Cotter
Maria Patrinos
Kevin Hill
The Hon John Murphy MP
The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
The Hon Peter Garrett MP

The Hon Tony Burke MP
The Hon Robert McClelland MP
The Hon Joe Hockey MP
The Hon Maxine McKew MP
The Hon Brendan Nelson MP
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Scott Morrison MP
The Hon Kristina Keneally MP
The Hon Frank Sartor MP
The Hon Carmel Tebbutt MP
Ms Clover Moore MP
Cr Dimitrios Thanos
Cr Ron Hoenig
Cr Carolyn Allen
Russell Balding
Murray Warfield

Warren Bennett

Community Representative
Community Representative
Community Representative
Federal Member for Lowe
Federal Member for Sydney
Federal Member for Kingsford-Smith
Federal Member for Watson
Federal Member for Barton
Federal Member for North Sydney
Federal Member for Bennelong
Federal Member for Bradfield
Federal Member for Wentworth
Federal Member for Cook
State Member for Heffron
State Member for Rockdale
State Member for Marrickville
State Member for Sydney
Lord Mayor of Sydney
Mayor of Marrickville
Mayor of Botany Bay
Mayor of Leichhardt
Sydney Airport Corporation Ltd
Airline Industry
Board of Airline Representatives
In Australia