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Abbott delays Badgerys decision: report

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has put off a cabinet decision to approve a second Sydney airport due to political concerns in the city’s west.

Badgerys Creek has firmed as the site for the long-awaited airport, despite the hurdles of funding and noise pollution for western Sydney residents.

Cabinet has been expected to sign off on the Badgerys Creek project and transport links worth more than $200 million.

Mr Abbott will instead establish a committee made up of western Sydney Liberal MPs to report on their concerns about the Badgerys Creek proposal, News Corp Australia reported on Thursday.

The delay is said to have frustrated some of the prime minister’s colleagues, including Treasurer Joe Hockey.