Perth Airport has released its Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan (MDP) for Airport Central (Airfield Upgrades) for public review and comment.
Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown said that the plan outlines one of the critical components that will allow consolidation of all commercial air services into the Airport Central Precinct at Perth Airport.
“The project will support the Western Australian and national economy by delivering jobs and facilitating the growth of the important resource and tourism industries. The project construction will inject $565 million into the local economy and will employ 973 directly and more than 3,500 indirect jobs.
“The works within the Airport Central precinct will provide additional airfield capacity and will enable the future new parallel runway to connect seamlessly with the existing airfield and terminal infrastructure.
“Over the next 10 years Perth Airport is planning to spend up to $2.5 billion building new facilities, including an expanded international terminal, construction of a new terminal for the consolidation of Qantas Group operations to Airport Central, and construction of a new runway, to ensure Western Australia’s airport is future proofed.
“We are also about to commence work on the airport’s first multi-storey car park in front on Terminal 1 which is part of a $370 million project that will transform the way people access the airport by road.