The Master Plan set out the strategic development of the tightly constrained airport site including terminal/RPT apron relocation, runway extensions, and private and commercial general aviation hangars. We were subsequently centrally involved in the design and approval process for a series of airport expansion projects associated with the Master Plan.
The planning and design of these projects involved refining the concept layouts to a level suitable for environmental approvals, aviation regulatory compliance and construction. Components include runway ‘starter extensions’, to provide additional take-off length while respecting constraints on obstacle limitation surfaces, revisions to the aeronautical development layout to reflect environmental constraints, and a commercial and GA hangar precinct with new internal access road, taxiways and aprons.
We have recently been engaged to undertake the Merimbula Airport Master Plan 2023-2043 which will define in more detail the scope, costs and benefits of projects for implementation over the next 20 years.