The Australian Government is committed to consulting the community on the flight paths for WSI. All stakeholders are encouraged to provide their feedback on the project and the draft EIS. For your feedback to be considered by the Minister for the Environment and Water, we recommend you make a formal submission on the draft EIS. This is because the final EIS must take account of any comments received during the exhibition period and contain a summary of comments and how comments have been addressed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth).
Formal submissions can be made during the formal draft EIS exhibition period via the following methods:
WSI flight path team
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 594 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
All submissions received within the exhibition period will be considered by the flight path team as the EIS and flight paths are finalised. A Submissions Report will also be developed as part of the finalisation of the EIS. Where issues raised in submissions are identified, these will be considered and responded to within this report. Responses to individual submissions will not be provided as part of this process.
The published name below will appear with your submission on our website. This can be your name or an organisation name. You can also choose to remain anonymous and keep your name private. You can also keep your submission private by expressly stating that it is confidential.
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the department) is collecting information from submissions on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the preliminary flight paths for the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.
The department will use this information to consider submissions relating to the draft EIS and will store this information securely. The information collected may be used by the department to make further contact with you about your submission.
The department will not disclose information to third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.
The department will disclose submissions on the draft EIS to WSP Australia Pty Ltd, which has been engaged to assist the department with the EIS. The department and WSP Australia Pty Ltd will use the information from submissions to prepare the Public Submissions Report that will be published with the final EIS in 2024.
Submissions, in part or full, will be catalogued and published on the department’s website, unless the submission is confidential. Confidential submissions will not be published. Private addresses and contact details provided will not be published or disclosed to any third parties unless required by law.
Submissions will only be treated as confidential if they are expressly stated to be confidential. Automatically generated confidentiality statements or disclaimers appended to an email do not suffice for this purpose. If you wish to make a confidential submission, you should indicate this by ensuring your submission is marked confidential.
Confidential submissions will be kept securely and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:
The department may also disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest.
Please note that in order to protect the personal privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy Act any submissions containing sensitive information, personal information or information which may reasonably be used to identify a person or group of people may not be published, even if not marked as confidential.
If you require the service of an interpreter, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to call the WSI Flight Paths team on 1800 038 160