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Draft master plan for Perth Airport rejected.



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News Release

 

Minister for Transport and Regional Development

Hon Mark Vaile MP

 

DRAFT MASTER PLAN FOR PERTH

AIRPORT REJECTED

 

The Minister for Transport and Regional Development, Mark Vaile today announced that further work was required on the draft Master Plan for Perth Airport.

 

“While the Draft Master Plan provides a good strategic outlook on potential developments at Perth Airport, Airservices Australia have advised that they are unable to validate the Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) prepared for the draft Master Plan,” Mr Vaile said.

 

As a result, the draft Master Plan has been rejected.

 

Under the requirements of the Airports Act 1996 the Westralia Airports Corporation (WAC) will have 180 days to amend the Draft Master Plan and resubmit it for the Minister’s consideration.

 

The Draft Master Plan was lodged by new airport operators WAC and outlines their proposed plan for the airport’s development and use over the next twenty years.

 

As required by the Airports Act 1996, WAC released the draft Master Plan for 90 days of public comment prior to it being forwarded for consideration by the Minister.

 

“I have requested WAC to continue to liaise with Airservices Australia and my Department to ensure a robust ANEF is available,” the Minister said.

 

The Minister acknowledged the effort and resources that WAC had committed to the development of the draft Master Plan.

 

“Perth’s draft Master Plan is a significant step forward in the quality and nature of consultation between airport operators and the local community,” the Minister said.

 

Media Inquiries: Peter Cassuben - (02) 6277 7680   28/8/98

 

 

 

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