Aviation: Jandakot Airport (Question No. 2753)
Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 12 March 2010: Given that the lessee of Jandakot Airport, Ascot Capital Limited, recently released for public comment its revised master plan for the development of Jandakot Airport which includes a proposal to extend two existing runways and construct a new fourth runway, as well as a significant non-aviation mixed busi ness commercial precinct:
(1) In size and percentage, how much of the 167 hectares of Banksia woodland on the site is to be cleared for the: (a) fourth runway; and (b) proposed mixed business commercial development.
(2) Does the airport already contain a 132 hectare commercial precinct.
(3) How much of the existing commercial area is currently vacant.
(4) Do 53 hectares of this existing commercial precinct remain to be cleared.
(5) How many developed businesses are currently operating out of the commercial precinct.
(6) Why is this area being developed for commercial uses when there is an existing development in Cockburn Central and Armadale Road.
Senator Conroy—The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:
(1) Jandakot Airport Holdings (JAH) may only develop the site in accordance with the approved land use zones in the 2009 Master Plan and in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 approval.
(3) Subleasing arrangements are commercial matters between airports and tenants.
(4) Yes, but subject to the conditions imposed by Minister Garrett on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 referral application.
(5) Subleasing arrangements are commercial matters between airports and tenants.
(6) The envisaged land use proposed at Jandakot Airport is supported by the WA State Government and consistent with the State Planning Policy, which defines Jandakot Airport as ‘Specialised Regional Centre’, principally focused on providing aviation services and incorporating a commercial development precinct for mixed business and light industrial uses.