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Wingecarribee Council has debated a mayoral minute to support Canberra Airport's bid for a super fast train to Sydney.
Under the plan, a multi-modal hub would be built in Canberra to link rail with international flights.
The option is being put forward as an alternative to a second Sydney airport at Wilton.
Wingecarribee mayor Councillor Ken Halstead says an international airport at Wilton would damage the environment and isn't needed.
"Airports don't have to be located close to one another and simply the extension of Canberra with a one hour trip or less certainly solves the problem of a second Sydney Airport," he said.
But Throsby MP Stephen Jones has accused Wingecarribee Council of burying its head in the sand over the Wilton airport issue.
Mr Jones supports building Sydney's second airport at Wilton and says he's disappointed council has rejected the idea even before studies are carried out.
"It is the best opportunity that we are going to get to bring a very fast train to our doorstep and have a massive improvements in the infrastructure in the Illawarra and Southern Highlands regions," he said.
"We should not be pushing that opportunity away".
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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