TasPorts releases Master Plan for Devonport Airport

Monica Gameng   |   November 24, 2022
Devonport Airport (cr: Wikipedia)

TasPorts has released the Devonport Airport Master Plan that highlights a logical and staged development of the land within the airport’s boundary. 

The release of the Master Plan 2035 takes the Devonport Airport to the next step in its journey to becoming a key tourism and business gateway to Tasmania’s North West and Cradle Coast regions. 

“We know the popularity of the area is increasing, particularly with investors, as evidenced by the opening of the $49 million Accor Novotel Hotel in Devonport, which in turn signals the ability to host national gatherings at the city’s Paranaple Convention Centre. 

“And now through the Master Plan, we have a clear vision for the airport’s future and that’s to build the profile of the vital link that provides between the region and Melbourne. 

“It has been prepared taking account of demand forecast, as well as critical infrastructure requirements to support future aviation activity,” TasPorts Chief Executive Officer Anthony Donald said. 

devonport-airport-master-planSource: TasPorts

The Devonport Airport Master Plan has six key objectives, including: 

  • To ensure a sustainable airport by establishing a welcoming environment for aviation activities and business 
  • To provide a strategic framework and guide to land use planning 
  • To facilitate future development opportunities 
  • To identify opportunities to improve economic returns 
  • To enhance aviation-related and regional economic activity 
  • To deliver commercial outcomes for the community, Devonport Airport and TasPorts 

A statement from Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said: “Through the Master Plan, the airport’s owner and operator, TasPorts, is working to further enhance the travel options for North West coast-based Tasmanians. 

“The region is home to more than 100,000 Tasmanians and there are many towns and population centres located within 30 kilometres of the airport. 

“At the same time, it is enhancing economic prospects for the region through identifying and planning for potential non-aviation investment at the 308-hectare site.” 

In 2020, significant work was delivered to upgrade the Devonport Airport passenger terminal. The works included a new departure lounge with airside views, a new security checkpoint for passengers, re-marking of the airport apron as well as the creation of a dedicated freight apron. 

“The Master Plan provides a framework to position the airport for further improvements that will deliver better economic returns through enhanced aviation-related and regional economic activity,” Mr Donald said. 

Source: TasPorts; Premier of Tasmania – News 

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