19 JAN 15
PERTH Airport’s 2014 Master Plan has now been approved by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Development, the Hon. Warren Truss. The master plan highlights the airport’s commitment to infrastructure upgrades to meet the growing needs of the state and the travelling public.
Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches said;
The Master Plan describes Perth Airport’s land use and development plans for the next 20 years and beyond. With our redevelopment process in full swing, there was a high level of public interest in what the next stages of our airport development will be. We engaged openly with the community and key stakeholders, and are committed to continuing that process.
This transformation of Perth Airport is a once in a generation change, and I know that Western Australians will be proud of the airport we deliver, in partnership with stakeholders such as the Commonwealth and State Governments.
The Master Plan recognises that the airport needs to develop integrated plans that complement Perth’s broader urban and infrastructure plans, and take into account the impact of airport development on surrounding communities and the environment.
The contribution that Perth Airport makes to local, State and national development cannot be underestimated. We play a vital role in connecting people, places and services and supporting tourism and employment.
We are pleased that our Master Plan has been approved and we are looking forward to implementing our plans to deliver world-class facilities and services that all Western Australians will be proud of.
Airport Master Plans are prepared by all major federal airports, every five years, under the requirement of the Airports Act 1996(Commonwealth), and outline the proposed developments for the next 20 years.
The final copy of the master plan will be available for viewing on 20 March.
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