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Bundaberg Airport Masterplan 2016-2026

A draft masterplan detailing the long term vision for the Bundaberg Airport was available for community comment from Monday 23May 2016 to Friday 17 June 2016.

The Bundaberg Regional Council developed a draft Bundaberg Airport Masterplan. The purpose of this master plan is to provide a planning framework for the long-term protection of the airport to ensure it has sufficient infrastructure to support forecast movements within the period of the master plan (10 years) and beyond.

In relation to the airport site itself, the key objectives of this Master Plan include:

  • Maintaining the ability for aircraft to operate safely and unrestricted;
  • Facilitating the ability for the airport to grow and expand in response to demand;
  • Promoting the role of the airport and its significance as a community asset;
  • Providing for the airport to increase revenue, including through non-aviation development;
  • Safeguarding of the airport's long term plans
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations
  • Managing environmental and heritage constraints

Off-airport planning is a critical issue for the long term safeguarding of the airport and generally aims to minimise the potential encroachment of incompatible activities and development in the vicinity of the airport, particularly in terms of:

  • aircraft noise impacts;
  • intrusions into the protected operational airspace of the airport;
  • distractions to pilots from lighting in the vicinity of the airport;
  • wildlife strikes;
  • building generated wind-shear and turbulence from nearby development;
  • public safety;
  • impacts on navigational aids

The Bundaberg Airport Masterplan 2016-2026 aims to foster and optimise aviation and commercial growth potential during the life of the Plan, to integrate the best technical standards in airport design and development, along with maximising the business opportunities and revenue from potential non-aeronautical partnership and investment.

Draft Airport Masterplan