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Gold Coast Airport’s 2017 Master Plan to focus on infrastructure

The Federal Government has approved the Gold Coast Airport (GCA)’s 2017 Airport Master Plan. Since the approval of the 2011 Master Plan, GCA has welcomed in excess of 6.4 million passengers annually, and is one of Australia’s fastest growing airports. By 2037, GCA is forecast to have 16.6 million passenger movements annually (13.5 million domestic […]

Funding proposal for third Melbourne airport

An investment group has announced it will put forward a $7 billion proposal to build a new international airport in Melbourne’s southeast. Melbourne-based Paragon Premier Investment Fund said it has a letter of intent from an unnamed financier to build an airport about 75km from the CBD around Koo Wee Rup and Lang Lang. Managing […]

Funding boost for infrastructure in Northern Queensland

The Queensland Government has announced more than $4.8 million has been allocated to the funding of critical infrastructure projects in Northern Queensland. The State Government will partner with Townsville, Burdekin, Hinchinbrook and Palm Island councils to improve water supply, drainage, and transport infrastructure. Minister for State Development, and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr […]

Brisbane Airport airfields contract awarded

Brisbane Airport has awarded the Airfields Works contract, putting the construction of its new runway on track to open in 2020. Skyway, a joint venture (JV) between BMD Construction and CPB Contractors, a member of the CIMIC Group, will complete the works. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said, “Given the […]

SA Budget boosts infrastructure

The South Australian State Budget is providing a record $2.2 billion in funding to build modern, safe and accessible infrastructure. The 2017-18 State Budget includes a major capital investment program focused on modernising and improving South Australia’s health, education and transport systems. The $2.2 billion spend in 2017-18 is the highest on record, well exceeding […]

Avalon Airport precinct expansion creates job boom

Work has started on Avalon Airport’s new Industrial Precinct, which will be home to 750 new jobs, and the Cotton On Group’s purpose built distribution centre. The Industrial Precinct will help Avalon diversify its operations, and cement its future as a major freight and logistics hub capable of servicing a variety of industry sectors, as […]

Civil Aviation Safety Authority appoints new director

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has appointed a new Director of Aviation Safety. The chairman of CASA’s Board, Jeff Boyd, announced the five-year appointment of Shane Carmody to the role. Mr Carmody has been acting in the role since October 2016 and brings extensive experience in senior government to the role. “Shane Carmody brings […]

Melbourne Airport installs satellite-based instrument landing system

Melbourne Airport is the second airport in the southern hemisphere to install a new aircraft landing system, which uses satellite-based technology to improve aircraft navigation during poor weather conditions. The technology improves the accuracy of positioning aircraft on approach to an airport, and guides them along a predictable, precise landing path by correcting reporting from […]

Western Sydney Airport integral to future economic growth

In a recent speech at the Tourism Forum in Sydney, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, commented on the contribution the Western Sydney Airport and its surrounding infrastructure will make in the development of New South Wales’ economy. Progress to date The Western Sydney Airport Company (WSA Co), a new government owned company, will be […]

Bendigo Airport upgrade complete

The $15 million Bendigo Airport upgrade is complete with all services operational including a range of new passenger and freight services and a new runway. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the airport is set to play a vital role in the future growth and development of Bendigo. “The upgraded Bendigo Airport will operate […]

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