Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Preliminary draft Major Development Plan (pdMDP) & Project AIM works

Archerfield Airport Corporation (AAC) is now preparing to implement Archerfield Airport Project AIM: Airside Infrastructure Modernisation (Project AIM).  This project brings together various airside infrastructure improvements as foreshadowed in the Master Plan 2017-37 (available here) and previous master plans since 2000. 

In order to cater for the existing and anticipated future aircraft mix, and to continue to play a supportive role to Brisbane Airport, it is important the existing and ageing infrastructure at Archerfield Airport is improved and modernised. The prime objective of Project AIM is to do just that.

The project will comprise alterations to the main runway and the upgrading of associated taxiways and other associated infrastructure including lighting and visual aids, to enhance and modernise facilities for existing aircraft operations. It will also provide further opportunities to attract and host additional aviation and aviation compatible businesses at Archerfield Airport.

The works associated with the lengthening of the main runway require approval of a Major Development Plan (MDP) under the Airports Act 1996 (Act). The works subject to MDP approval are illustrated in Figure 6 of the Project AIM pdMDP document (available for download to the right of this page). Other complementary works, such as strengthening of the main runway and alterations to taxiways and apron areas (Figure 7), are not part of the MDP process.

In accordance with the Act, a preliminary draft Major Development Plan for the extension of the airport's main runway was open for public comment from 5th December 2018 through to 14th March 2019. AAC would like to thank those who were involved throughout the process and also to those who made submissions on the future of Archerfield Airport. AAC is now in the process of reviewing those submissions and will alter the pdMDP accordingly prior to submission of the draft Major Development Plan to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. 



The Project AIM pdMDP document is available for download to the right of this page.  

Alternatively, copies can be viewed or purchased from the AAC offices during normal business hours (8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri):

Top Floor Terminal Building,
Grenier Drive, Archerfield Airport Qld 4108
ph (07) 3275 8000


A summary of key aspects of the Project AIM pdMDP document can be downloaded here

A copy of the associated media release regarding the pdMDP can be downloaded from here.



Further information regarding Airport Planning can be found on the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities' website here.

AAC operates the Archerfield Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (AACACG) which meets three times a year to discuss matters affecting Archerfield Airport and the broader community. AAC provides information to this group regarding forthcoming plans for the future of the airport. Further information regarding the AACACG, and minutes of previous meetings, can be found by clicking here.

Stakeholders wishing to be kept informed of upcoming developments and MDP announcements are encouraged to subscribe to the AAC e-newsletter by phoning (07) 3275 8000 or entering their email details in the green box on the following page.


Project AIM pdMDP

The Project AIM pdMDP can be downloaded by clicking on the thumbnail image below: