4-Dec-2020 11:51 AM

Perth Airport welcomes Govt approval for 'Perth's New Runway' project

Perth Airport welcomed (30-Nov-2020) Australia's Federal Government approval for 'Perth's New Runway' project. Perth Airport submitted a comprehensive and detailed draft Major Development Plan (MDP) to the Federal Government for approval, detailing engagement with airline partners, stakeholders and all levels of government on a range of issues including aviation operations, airspace management and flight corridors, aircraft noise, heritage and environmental issues. The project will see approximately AUD520 million (USD386.8 million) of investment with almost 500 jobs created during construction. The new runway will underpin the airport's future operations, with expectations it will inject approximately AUD2 billion (USD1.5 billion) into the tourism sector in its first two decades of operation. Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown said the airport was committed to ensuring the Munday Swamp heritage site remains protected and accessible to current and future generations of Noongar traditional custodians, and "significantly modified the design of the runway to ensure the Munday Swamp indigenous heritage site will be protected". [more - original PR]

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