Launceston Airport welcomes approval of Master Plan
Launceston Airport has welcomed the approval of its 2015 Master Plan by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.
General Manager Launceston Airport, Mr Paul Hodgen, said the 2015 Master Plan was a significant document for the airport’s future.
“The development of our 2015 Master Plan has been an extensive process and we’re really pleased that the Minister has approved our vision to strengthen Launceston’s position as a leading Australian regional airport and tourism gateway to Tasmania,” said Mr Hodgen.
“Since privitisation in 1998, Launceston Airport’s passenger numbers have doubled to more than 1.28 million and we expect this growth to continue, with 2.5 million passengers expected by 2035.
“This milestone will further strengthen our direction for growth and development of our airport over the next 20 years, including plans for the establishment of an intermodal freight hub in the Western Junction area.”
“I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the Master Plan process and we look forward to working with the community, government and interested parties as we bring to life our vision of becoming Tasmania’s port of choice,” said Mr Hodgen.
As the development vision for Launceston Airport, the 2015 Master Plan outlines passenger forecasts, key developments and a comprehensive environment strategy.
Launceston Airport is now finalising details of the Master Plan document with the Commonwealth Government.
The 2015 Master Plan will be available on Launceston Airport’s website within 50 business days as outlined in Section 86 of the Airports Act 1996.
For further information contact: Launceston Airport - (03) 6391 6222