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Melbourne Airport draft Master Plan a bold step to help state retain competitive advantage

24 /04/ 2013 Comments are Closed

Victoria’s peak tourism industry body has welcomed the release of Melbourne Airport’s preliminary draft Master Plan for public comment, saying the proposed initiatives will cement Melbourne as the premier international gateway to Australia and also provide for domestic tourists and locals.

Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Chief Executive Dianne Smith says, “We are pleased the Master Plan is being made available for public comment to allow the community to offer valuable input into the future direction of the airport.

“The Master Plan will help Melbourne Airport to accommodate the forecast growth in arrivals over coming years, with estimates of 64 million passengers expected to travel through Melbourne Airport each year by 2033. This is more than double the current volume of 29 million.

“Further development of Melbourne Airport will have significant economic benefits for the Victorian economy, including ongoing employment opportunities and increased visitor expenditure.

“The draft Master Plan’s provisions for additional road infrastructure and an airport rail link will contribute to the visitor experience and complement the proposal for a third runway which will enable a greater number of visitors to enjoy our state.

“Melbourne must ensure our airport infrastructure is of a world standard to retain the competitive advantage we have over many Australian cities and attract greater visitation by both international and domestic visitors.

“Melbourne Airport’s 2013 draft Master Plan outlines a considered approach to the growing demand for air services in Victoria and will strongly support Australia’s embracing of the Asian Century as a key global investment opportunity.”

VTIC

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