The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has approved Sydney Airport's Master Plan, which sets out its strategic direction for the next 20 years. But he has added that Sydney still requires a second airport to cater for demand.

It is a vision which is hoped will significantly improve the airport experience for airline passengers – 37 million in 2012 growing to more than 74 million by 2033 – by increasing airport efficiency and maximising capacity. Today, the airport supports 28,000 jobs directly and 283,700 jobs indirectly, while making…