Infrastructure and Regional Development
The Forum on Western Sydney Airport (FOWSA) has been established to enable the views of the communities of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains to be heard and taken into account in the planning and development of Western Sydney Airport. It will also provide the opportunity for industry, local government and other stakeholder groups to be informed and provide feedback on the opportunities and challenges presented by the introduction of a new major airport in the Sydney basin. A key objective of FOWSA is to promote informed and responsive engagement between community and stakeholder representatives and an Aviation Expert Steering Group on issues relating to airspace management and flight path options, noise abatement and other aircraft operating procedures, and potential noise and amenity impacts from aircraft overflights. This is the statutory role of FOWSA under the Airport Plan Conditions. FOWSA will also provide a mechanism for the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and airport operator (once appointed), to update residents affected by airport operations, local authorities, airport users and other interested parties on a range of issues relating to the broader planning and development of the airport and their associated impacts. This includes identifying and discussing local employment and business opportunities and seeking ways to ensure the expected benefits are maximised for Western Sydney and surrounding communities.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Other

  • Established By/Under More info

    Minister / Airport Act 1996

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    23

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    10 April 2017

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Peter Shergold AC 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Gordon Henwood 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Mike Higgins 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Jacob Idiculas 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Fiona Mann 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Alison Morgan 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Luke Nicholls 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Senator the Hon. Marise Payne 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. John Thain 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Dr. Mike Freelander MP 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Paul Tosi 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Anne Stanley MP 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. John Walton 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Christopher Patterson MP 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Wayne Willmington 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Lee de Winton 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Adrian Slootjes 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. David Borger 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Joanne Bromilow 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Damien Callachor 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Adrianna Care 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Kiersten Fishburn 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Bob Germaine 10 April 2017 Determined by the appointer
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