Perth Airport Master Plan approved

Media Release

WT007/2015

16 January 2015

Perth Airport's strategic direction has been laid out for the next 20 years, with its Master Plan approved by the Australian Government.

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Master Plan predicts significant growth in passenger and aircraft numbers.

“Perth Airport currently contributes $2.61 billion to the gross regional product of Western Australia and facilitates 17,800 full time jobs,” Mr Truss said.

“The Master Plan I have approved outlines its aim of lifting gross regional product to an exceptional $7.04 billion by 2034, which will have significant benefits for Western Australia's economy.

“To match this growth, the airport has proposed a third runway, a new terminal and improvements to its surface transport plan.”

Mr Truss said the airport has also committed to improving its consultative mechanisms with stakeholders, and will work closely with all levels of government to ensure the best outcomes for the community.

“Perth Airport has committed to work with the Government of Western Australia to finalise the route and station locations for the proposed Forrestfield-Airport rail link.”

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