Parafield Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan released
Parafield Airport has released its 2017 Preliminary Draft Master Plan (PDMP) highlighting its
plans for growth, jobs creation and sustainable economic development.
The Master Plan provides a vision for the development of the Parafield Airport for the next
20 years with a detailed focus on the next 5 years.
Parafield Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, said the airport has continued to grow,
with an additional 344 full time jobs and a further 177 off-airport related jobs since 2011.
“The Parafield Airport Master Plan forecasts that in the next five years, with the
development of aviation training and commercial developments, the numbers of jobs on the
airport will increase by a further 750 people,” Mr Young said.
“This continued growth is providing local job opportunities and a significant contribution to
the northern Adelaide region. In 2016, Parafield Airport contributed $162 million towards
the State’s economy and provided for 1688 full time jobs.”
The Master Plan indicates the forecast for aircraft movements in 20 years (2037) has not
changed significantly from the forecasts outlined in the 2012 Master Plan.
The number of aircraft movements in 2016 varied by only 0.1 per cent from the average of
the previous 5 years, partly reflecting the fact that flight simulators are now used more
extensively for pilot training.
Parafield Airport will continue to look at ways to minimise the impact of aircraft noise on
local communities by working with the training schools, AirServices Australia and local
councils, while always having regard to the safety of flying operations.
The 2012 Parafield Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan is now on public display for a
period of 60 business days. Written submissions can be made in writing to Parafield Airport
Ltd by email – PALmasterplan@aal.com.au or post to Building 18, Tigermoth Lane, Parafield
Airport 5106. All submission must be received by the closing date of Wednesday 18
Copies of the Master Plan can be viewed at Parafield Airport, Adelaide Airport and City of
Salisbury offices, or on the website at www.parafieldairport.com.au.