Airport admits $1bn upgrade not enough

Perth Airport chief executive Brad Geatches has conceded that the airport's $1 billion re-development would only deliver 25 contact bays out of a planned 45 in the new combined international and domestic terminal.


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I say, Here! Here! to Ian Smith\'s comment.

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It is refreshing to know that re-development work has commenced. However, it is concerning that once again forward estimates appear to be unrealistic. If current traffic growth continues, it is more likely that the 20 million figure will be reached by 2018. It will be refreshing if at some stage a truly realistic appreciation of the problem is reached and that the planning and development actually runs AHEAD of the projected growth. Perth is a major gateway to the Australian continent and ought to have appropriate facilities at its International and Domestic terminals. Also, what is the Government doing with regard to improving infrastructure ? I suspect having yet another review committee; making decisions invariably seems to be too hard.

Please Please Please make it an attractive modern LARGE airport with shops and more eateries. It seriously is an embarassment to arrive back in Perth and see how pathetic our airport is. First impressions are everything, and to arrive into such a poor looking airport is an embarassment, given the population and current economic boom we are experiencing. Shops closing early, barely any shops open at that... pls govermnment, make sure our airport is what is should be, an example of what we can achieve over here!

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