Air­port plan takes flight

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Town Of Victoria Park -

THE Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment ap­proved the Perth Air­port Master Plan 2014, paving the way for sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ments, in­clud­ing the third run­way and the State Gov­ern­ment’s For­rest­field Air­port Rail Link project.

Perth Air­port chief ex­ec­u­tive Brad Geatches wel­comed the an­nounce­ment by In­fra­struc­ture and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter War­ren Truss on Fri­day.

The fi­nal plan would be made pub­lic by March 20 and in­cluded in­for­ma­tion about how the im­pact of air­craft noise on com­mu­ni­ties sur­round­ing the air­port would be man­aged, en­sur­ing the pub­lic was well in­formed, an air­port me­dia re­lease stated.

It said the plan was the ba­sis for ef­fec­tive en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment, al­low­ing for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of the air­port es­tate.

Mr Truss said the air­port con­trib­uted $2.61 bil­lion to WA’s gross re­gional prod­uct and fa­cil­i­tated 17,800 full-time jobs.

“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,” Mr Truss said.

Mr Truss said the air­port had com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing its con­sul­ta­tions with stake­hold­ers, and to work­ing with the WA gov­ern­ment on the For­rest­field­Air­port rail link’s fi­nal de­tails.

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