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 Former 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

Approval granted for Bankstown Airport Master Plan

Media Release


05 January 2015

Today Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss announced his approval of the Bankstown Airport's 2014 Master Plan.

“The Master Plan sets out Bankstown Airport's strategic direction for the next 20 years and provides information for the community about site operations and future development,” Mr Truss said.

“Bankstown Airport submitted its Plan in October 2014, to replace the 2005 Master Plan.

“The Plan seeks to support the long term sustainability of the Sydney region aviation industry, consistent with the Australian government's strategic planning for Sydney region aviation—including the recent announcement of Badgerys Creek as the location for a Western Sydney airport.

“While Bankstown Airport has been experiencing declining aircraft movements for some time, over the next 20 years aircraft movements are predicted to increase from around 220,000 movements in 2013 to around 298,000 in 2034.

“No increase to the current provision for Regular Passenger Transport links has been proposed.

Mr Truss said the Bankstown Airport was an important part of New South Wales' General Aviation network and made a significant contribution to the local economy.

“The airport supports over 1,900 jobs at the airport site,” he said.

“The 2014 Master Plan ensures that while there is opportunity to undertake commercial development on the site, such as to establish retail and office spaces, aviation will remain the airport's core business.

“The Plan proposes a range of aviation developments including runway lighting upgrades and runway, taxiway and apron pavement strengthening.”

Approval of the Master Plan does not constitute approval of the developments proposed within it. Major developments will require further planning processes, community consultation and approval in accordance with the Airports Act 1996 before going ahead.

Bankstown Airport is required to publish the final Master Plan within 50 business days.