The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, approved the 20-year Archerfield Airport Master Plan 2011-31 on 24th May 2012.
In line with previous Archerfield Airport Master Plans, the 2011-31 Plan continues to make provisions for the introduction of Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) services should the community want them in the future. It is anticipated that aircraft capable of carrying up to 80 passengers may operate from the airport up to 24 times per day (12 arrivals and 12 departures). Likely future RPT flight paths can be found on figures 5 and 6 in Part 1 of the Plan.
The Master Plan makes provision for the realignment of the grass runways, moving them away from low lying, flood-prone areas and improving the airport’s capability to provide world-class training facilities and safer training operations. These works are anticipated to occur over the coming five years and will require further consultation with potentially affected stakeholders before Ministerial approval is sought and works begin. In the event the Minister approves the runway realignment, most of the land along Beatty and Mortimer Roads that is currently zoned General Industry will be rezoned to Special Purpose Centre SP-6 (Airport) zoning following the completion of works. This will provide existing aviation tenants with security of tenure, whilst allocating an additional five hectares of land, on top of the current SP-6 zoning total, for long-term aviation uses only.
The Plan also makes provisions for modern facilities to cater for the anticipated future growth of aviation within South East Queensland and to provide opportunities for warehouse, logistics and manufacturing businesses to relocate their operations to the heart of Brisbane’s much sought after South West Industrial Gateway.
Options for improvements to surrounding roads (including the possibility of linking Boundary Rd via construction of a tunnel under the grass runways), noise issues, airport protection and potential precinct layouts have also been canvassed within the Plan.
The approved Master Plan 2011-31 and Airport Environment Strategy 2011-16 are available for download to the right of this page.
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.
Further information regarding Airport Planning can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Transport's website here.