Launceston Airport’s draft Master Plan available for public comment
Launceston Airport has today released its preliminary draft Master Plan for public comment.
The 2015 Master Plan outlines the vision for the airport’s development for the next 20 years, including terminal developments, transport access and environmental management.
Key points from the 2015 draft Master Plan include:
- Passengers are forecast to increase from 1.3 million to 1.55 million by 2020 and almost double to 2.5 million in the next 20 years.
- Annual aircraft movements are forecast to increase from 18,800 to 31,400. An increase in larger aircraft such as the larger Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 is also expected.
- A comprehensive environment strategy which outlines the airport’s commitment to the environment, sustainability and continuous improvement.
General Manager Launceston Airport, Mr Paul Hodgen, said the Master Plan is an important milestone in the airport’s development.
“The Master Plan outlines our long term developments and how we will continue to support the tourism industry and larger business community. It is an important blueprint for the economic future of the Launceston region and Northern Tasmania,” said Mr Hodgen.
Following the 60 business day public consultation period, the draft Master Plan, required every five years, will be submitted to the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.
The preliminary draft Master Plan 2015 is now available on the Launceston Airport website.
The preliminary draft Master Plan is also available for inspection and purchase at the Launceston Airport management office, (Level 2, Terminal, Launceston Airport) between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Members of the public can provide comments/feedback on the preliminary draft Master Plan until 5.00pm, 30th January 2015.
For further information contact: Launceston Airport - (03) 6391 6222