Jandakot Airport Master Plan approved

Media Release

WT042/2015

18 February 2015

The Australian Government has approved Jandakot Airport's 2014 Master Plan.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Master Plan sets out the airport's strategic direction and details the intended uses for the airport site for the next 20 years.

“The Jandakot Airport site, south of Perth, currently supports 1,150 direct jobs and is responsible for $61 million in export revenue for the Western Australian economy,” Mr Truss said.

“The Master Plan I approved today will support 8,050 employees, across 300 businesses, equating to $420 million in salaries over the 20-year life of the blueprint.

“Jandakot Airport has affirmed its commitment to aviation by investing in significant aeronautical developments, including a proposed fourth runway, taxiway works and runway end safety areas.”

Mr Truss said it is pleasing to see the airport had engaged in significant consultation with state and local government stakeholders on planning matters, particularly ground transport planning.

“Jandakot Airport has recognised the off-airport impacts of ground transport and is working closely with a range of stakeholders to meet those challenges,” he said.

“Through thoughtful investment and steady growth, Jandakot Airport can continue its leading role as one of the nation's premier aviation training facilities.”

Jandakot Airport has 50 business days to release its Master Plan to the public.