Australia Approves Jandakot Airport Expansion

23 March 2010 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2010 18:30)

The Australian Government has approved a master plan for the expansion of Jandakot Airport, which is designed to help the airport cope with the region's ongoing mineral boom. At an investment of $60m, the master plan includes a fourth runway and associated taxiways, safety improvements

The Australian Government has approved a master plan for the expansion of Jandakot Airport, which is designed to help the airport cope with the region's ongoing mineral boom.

At an investment of $60m, the master plan includes a fourth runway and associated taxiways, safety improvements to training areas, general aviation facilities and multi-use hangars.

Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese approved the plan for the expansion of aviation facilities at the airport, but passed final approval of commercial precincts to the Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett.

The minister also approved the Airport Environment Strategy for Jandakot Airport.

The environment strategy sets out objectives for the environmental management of the airport site, including ground-based noise, soil, groundwater and heritage matters.

Jandakot Airport will now have to make the Master Plan and Environment Strategy public within 50 business days.