Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

QantasLink set for take-off at Wellcamp Airport

Media Release

WT163/2014

03 September 2014

QantasLink will be the first airline to service Toowoomba's new Wellcamp Airport.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the announcement was especially good news for local business and tourism communities.

“The Airport, located 15 minutes from the Toowoomba CBD, has the potential to cater for large passenger jets and freight transport,” Mr Truss said.

“Subject to the airport receiving appropriate regulatory approvals, QantasLink expects to begin a domestic passenger flight service to Wellcamp from November this year.”

Mr Truss said Wellcamp Airport is ideally situated to service the growing south west Queensland region.

“It is also near the planned $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project, which will receive $1.285 billion in Australian Government investment funding,” he said.

“This proximity to the expanding local freight transport industry will ideally situate the airport to grow.”

The Airport, scheduled for completion in the coming months, is the first major greenfield airport to be built in Australia since Tullamarine in the 1960s.