Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport
City of Busselton receives EPA Conditional Approval
The City of Busselton recently received advice from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recommending conditional environmental approval for expansion of the Busselton-Margaret River Airport.
2018 Open for Business and Taking Off.....
- Runway 2460 x 45m, PCN 58
- Code 4E and Code 4C apron parking bays
- General Aviation parking
- Jet A1 over and underwing refuelling and Avgas
- New General Aviation Precinct with 35 hangar lease sites available
- Future Commercial and Industrial Precinct
Existing Flight Path Analysis
Recently the City engaged in discussions with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) flight operations and Air Services Australia to implement measures to minimise aircraft noise (Fokker 100 aircraft) over residential properties during arrival and departures at the Busselton Margaret River Airport (BMRA). Some of the implemented measures have included the following;
Maximum climb speed to 5000ft and reduced engine thrust on departures
Runway 21 departures – left hand turns
Runway 21 arrivals - 10 NM runway line up
Right hand circuits for Runway 03 arrivals
The City has received positive feedback from the Airport's Consultative Group community representatives as a result of the implemented measures.
The City is further progressing its efforts to minimise aircraft noise (existing and future) related to the BMRA by awarding the design and implementation of new Instrument Flight Procedures to The Airport Group.
This work involves the design of new approach and departure flight instrument procedures and will include analysis of noise reduction measures to lessen the noise impact on residents, particularly in noise sensitive areas.
The design and implementation of instrument flight procedures is expected to be completed by the end of March 2018 however any new identified flight paths or noise reduction measures will be shared with the commujnity as work progresses.
Regional Funding Partners support Busselton-Margaret River Airport Future Marketing Fund
Regional commitment to the Busselton-Margaret River Airport (BMRA) Development Project has always been strong but became evident recently with the financial commitment by our local govenrment neighbours and tourism industry partners pledging $445K to the City's future Airport Marketing Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to assist in the attraction and retention of airlines to the South West region of Western Australia.
The City extends its sincere appreciate to all our regional partners for their financial support.
Ertech Awarded Major Airport Contract
The City of Busselton has awarded the design and construction contract for the airside works at the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport to Western Australian based company Ertech.
The airside works will commence in early 2017 and include:
- the lengthening, widening and strengthening the existing runway;
- the construction of new apron parking bays and connecting taxiways; and
- new aeronautical ground lighting.
The appointment of Ertech as design and construct contractor marks an important milestone for the project and will allow the City to complete the project by late 2018 in line with State Government timelines.