Perth Airport raises $882m

Westralia Airports Corporation, the owner of Perth Airport, has secured $882 million in debt and equity to refinance existing bank facilities and fund expansion plans.


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There is nothing in this press release addressing the woefull car parking facilities at the terminals at Perth Airport. Sydney has a multi-storey carpark just over the forecourt so their customers do not have a great distance to walk to the terminal. Perth is just spending money with covered walkways but the general public will still need to pick their way from the public carpark and fight their way through the rental cars and traffic in front of the terminals so the plans do not improve the physical access just the visual. Imagine Perth with horizontal escalators on pedestrian bridges from a multi-storey carpark across the forecourt into the teminal.

As much as this may seem a significant move, the current plans for the airports redevelopment only position it to cater for current demand levels. With WA now being recognised as the fastest growing population in Australia, with Australia's population estimated to hit 35 million in 20 years and the northwest resource sector expanding dramatically with no end to the expansion in the forseeable future, surely we could set in place a 50 year plan to allow the people of Australia's richest state the chance to enjoy a world class facility when travelling. The current standard is an absolute disgrace. The current plans will lift it to being 4 stages less than Adelaide enjoys, how on earth could this happen in WA? Surely our premier and his ministers use Perth airport when flying to Canberra and other destinations? Surely they see the terrible standard the airport offers and the dramatic contrast between WA and every other state in Australia. Why would this be accepted and no visionary plan put in place for the future of the greatest state in Australia? If we are going to be a world leader in the resource sector, if we are going to expand our horizons to show the world just how beautiful WA really is and allow our crippled tourism industry to grow and develop we must have an entrance way to WA that is inspiring and something we can be proud of. Isn't it time we show leadership and plan and build something everyone is proud of? not embarrassed about?

Bruce Rock WA
These current plans still have not included the construction of toilet facilities in the long term car parks. It's a bloody long walk from Long Term B to the Virgin terminal lugging baggage without the help of a trolley (another lack of foresight in planning) when your eyeballs are floating. As for the rest, its all amateur hour.

Great to see that Perth Airport is expanding. One needs to be aware that the passenger treminals need to be located within close proximity to allow for easy transiting (international-domestic, domestic-regional etc). From the WAC statement, it seems that there will still be THREE Terminal locations:- 1. Domestic-Qantas(T2) 2. Domestic-multiuser(T3) 3. Terminal WA(TWA) 4. International(T1) 5. General Aviation(Skippers, Cobham etc) Thus the difficulties for transit passengers (especially FIFO passengers) will increase, when travelling between the various terminals. A ONE TERMINAL LOCATION airport is required for easy passenger use.

Bridgetown WA
Hi I am trying to find out if the Cobham Airport in Perth WA has long term parking as my husband travels up from Bridgetown WA. I noticed that there was parking there , but not sure if it is long term or not . Please include rates for 14 days Thank you Suzie

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