Sheila McHale

Sheila McHale

Minister for Disability Services; Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Consumer Protection

    State Government welcomes $1billion Perth Airport vision

    1/05/2008 12:00 AM

    The announcement of a $1billion plan to expand and redevelop Perth Airport will be a major boost to tourism in the State.


    Tourism Minister Sheila McHale today welcomed the significant investment and said the airport had been operating well beyond its capacity.


    “This five-to-seven-year plan is a step in the right direction to better serve our visitors and improve the impact Perth Airport has on our State’s tourism industry,” Ms McHale said.


    “Perth deserves world-class airport facilities that meet the capacity requirements needed to service our growing number of visitors.


    “The Carpenter Government has been concerned about capacity at Perth Airport and this new plan addresses some critical issues.”


    The Minister said two new airport hotels was an outstanding part of the plan and would ease accommodation constraints, particularly for transiting and business visitors.


    “New hotels, convenience stores and a multi-storey car park are just some of facilities which will help transform our airport into one of the best in the Asia-Pacific region,”she said.


    “In the short term, a public road will be established between the domestic and international terminals, reducing travel times by about 10 minutes.


    “The longer-term strategy is to consolidate the terminals at the current international airport precinct - a plan which the Government fully supports.


    “One of the most innovative developments will be the new ‘Terminal WA’, dedicated to servicing regional travel, to be established within two years.”


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