Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport
The City of Busselton is upgrading the existing Airport facilities. The key objective of the airport expansion project is to remove the barrier of distance and support economic growth in the South West and more broadly across the State.
This multi-million dollar project will see the provision of essential infrastructure in preparation for Regular Public Transport (RPT) air services to interstate destinations such as Melbourne and Sydney.
The $59.7 million development project is made possible by $45.9 million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, $10 million from the Department of Transport’s Regional Airports Development Scheme (RADS), $3.5 million from the City of Busselton.
Key components of the project include:
- lengthening, widening and strengthening of the runway to facilitate B737 and A320 jet aircraft;
construction of two new apron parking bays and connecting taxi way;
new car park to accommodate an additional 600 long term parking bays;
new terminal building; and
connection to essential services and undergrounding of overhead power-lines.
The 2011 Busselton Regional Masterplan has undergone a significant review funded by the Regional Airport Development Scheme (RADS). The revised Concept and Staging Plan (illustrated below) was endorsed by Council in December 2015.
The project timeline is indicated below.
To drive this priority project, the City of Busselton has established a dedicated Airport Project Team. One of the first priorities of this new team is to develop a Busselton-Margaret River Airport project website. This website is under construction but will be available soon.
For general information regarding airport operations, flight information and car parking at the airport click on the following link.