Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport

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International Freight Survey

In partnership with South West Development Commission and aviation consultants, three consulting pty ltd, the City of Busselton is undertaking a detailed market analysis into the potential of international airfreight out of the Busselton Margaret River Airport (BMRA), the results of which will be utilised in developing Business Cases that will be used to pitch to various international carriers, capable of facilitating a combination of passenger and freight air services.

In order to build a strong case to put to international carriers, the City is seeking the assistance of regional producers in the South West to complete a short survey. The aim of the survey is to capture information and data that supports combination passenger air freight services out of BMRA, direct to South East Asian destinations, including Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

The survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete and all responses and organisational details will be kept confidential and only utilised for the sole purpose of building a robust picture of international passenger and airfreight potential. There is a short window of opportunity to gather this data and information, closing date for the survey will be advised.

Your participation in the survey and ongoing support of the BMRA Development Project is greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 08 9781 1751 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any questions.  Complete the survey 


Truly Regional - Future Airport Marketing Fund

Regional partners have committed over $200k to the City of Busselton's Future
Airport Marketing Fund for the Busselton-Margaret River Airport.  The pupose of the fund is for the attraction and retention of airlines to service the east coast to south west region of Western Australia. Read more....

Regional Funding Partners support Busselton-Margaret River Airport Future Marketing Fund

The City of Busselton is seeking support from its regional neighbours for its newly established future marketing fund for the Busselton-Margaret River Airport (BMRA).  The Fund will assist in the attraction and retention of airlines to service the east coast to southwest route.
The latest local government to confirm its support of the Fund is the City of Bunbury. Read more....
Funding partners now include:
Busselton-Margaret River Tourism Association
Australia's South West
Shire of Harvey
City of Bunbury

Construction commences at Busselton-Margaret River Airport

The City of Busselton commemorated the commencement of the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport Development Project with a sod turn event attended by Federal, State and neighbouring Local government representatives on Wednesday 1 February 2017.

“Today marks an exciting milestone for the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport Development Project. It is the result of 6 years of collaborative work to put in place a vision that has been shared by the Federal and State Governments, and the City of Busselton since 2010,” said City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley.

The Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport Development Project is a $69.7 million project to facilitate interstate flights to destinations including Melbourne and Sydney, and international passenger and freight opportunities to South East Asia and China.

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.

More consultation for community about Airport Development

An important step in the environmental approvals process for the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport (BMRRA) Development Project has been met with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) determining the City will be required to undertake a Public Environmental Review (PER) as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment process.

The PER sets out what potential environmental issues could arise from the proposed future operations on completion of the upgrades at the airport and outlines strategies to minimise and mitigate these issues.

As part of the PER the City will conduct further community consultation, building on consultation undertaken since the announcement of the project in June 2015.

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