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Jandakot Airport draft master plan approved.



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Warren Truss Minister for Transport and Regional Services Deputy Leader of The Nationals

M E D I A R E L E A S E

DOTARS06/005WT 12 January 2006

Jandakot Airport draft master plan approved

Australian Government Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Warren Truss, today announced that he has approved the draft master plan for Jandakot Airport.

Mr Truss said the master plan was an important tool for land use planning for Jandakot Airport.

Mr Truss said the plan provides an opportunity for the community and airport users to see and appreciate the long-term vision for the airport.

“The plan presents a positive view of Jandakot Airport’s further development as an airport, with future improvements designed to enhance its flexibility and capacity.”

Mr Truss said the draft master plan forecasts that by 2025, the total annual aircraft movements conducted at Jandakot Airport is expected to be 476,000 compared to 324,308 in 2003.

“Given the aircraft forecasts, the draft plan recognises that it will be necessary to construct a fourth parallel 12/30 touch and go runway within the next 5 years. This will cater for an increase in pilot training and improve safety and efficiency on windy days.”

Mr Truss said the key to implementing the master plan will be continual consultation with individuals and groups that have an interest in the success of the airport, the community and all three tiers of government.

“Judging by the depth of this plan, it is evident that Jandakot Airport is committed to this consultative approach,” he said.

The Airports Act 1996 requires each operator of a leased federal airport to submit a draft master plan for the Minister’s approval. Master plans are subject to a detailed public consultation process and must take into account issues raised during the process.

Mr Truss said Jandakot Airport Holdings (JAH) has stated it wants to use the 148HA of non-aviation land for developments such as showrooms, warehousing and storage, professional and office sites.

Jandakot Airport is now required to publish the final master plan within 90 days of approval and make copies of the plan available to the public.

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