Narrabri Shire Airport Master Plan

L+R Airport Consulting were originally commissioned by Narrabri Shire Council to prepare a Master Plan for Narrabri Shire Airport to provide a strategic framework for the development of the airport over a 30 year planning horizon.

The Master Plan addressed the need to accommodate the future demand for passenger air services largely driven by the growing resource industry in the area, as well as to make best commercial use of the available land at the airport.

A staged development plan for airfield infrastructure with trigger points for development was prepared which will allow Narrabri Shire to implement elements of the proposals included within the Master Plan in a focussed and strategic manner. An aviation-related commercial precinct and a non-aviation industrial precinct were also proposed as part of the Master Plan.

In 2018, after an interim revision of the Master Plan by others and construction of apron expansion works, Narrabri Shire Council engaged us to revise the Master Plan to resolve and confirm a suitable future passenger terminal location and layout. This included development of a concept plan for sizing purposes to ensure sufficient separation from surrounding uses. Future land uses were also revised to convert originally landside development areas into increased hangar lot availability. The flexibility of the original 2011 concept layout, broadly adhered to by the constructed development, allowed this change to be readily made within the overall strategic framework.

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