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User currently offlinetayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Geelong vote pork barrelling from the Victorian state government more than anything.

http://www.theage.com.au/travel/trav...e-air-apparent-20121012-27hm4.html

Quote:
Avalon Airport is to become Victoria's second international airport.
The federal government announced today it would amend the airport's lease, allowing it to build a new terminal and paving the way for it to service international passenger flights.
Corio MP Richard Marles announced the government's decision at the airport, 55 kilometres south-west of the Melbourne CBD, on Friday.

see link for rest of the article, however in summary: Linfox (owners/leasholders of AVV) have managed to put up a proposal which has come under the $15mil threshold (which means it would require Federal planning approval and thus a more lengthier process) and now only requires a local planning permit - with a turnaround of 2 years.

Ballieu - the Victorian premier - has reiterated that the Federal government should stump up some funds for building a short branch from the main Melbourne-Geelong rail line so the airport can be serviced by a rail link (notwithstanding the fact AVV has only a couple of million people using the airport (if that) and there's an airport 30-40km north which has ~30million passengers using it without a rail link!).

A Low-cost international airport for Melbourne & Geelong? Prices would have to be $100 cheaper on a per-pax basis to really make a difference as the vast majority of Melburnians are closer to Tullamarine.

Render from AVV's site:

http://www.avalonairport.com.au/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/International-terminal.jpg

Major projects part of AAV's website: http://www.avalonairport.com.au/corp...anning-environment/major-projects/

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User currently offlinetayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

AVV as it stands right now: http://maps.google.com.au/?ll=-38.02...4517&spn=0.00731,0.016512&t=h&z=17

As per the render looks to be 3 international gates to the east of the current terminal with the mooted AVV station next to the new international terminal.

(if you have a nearmap.com account [registration is free for individuals], a much clearer/high-res sat photo here: http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-38.02637,144.4739&z=18&t=h&nmd=20120225 )

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points/questions:

- what's Vic.Gov trying to do? Is infrastructure competition on this scale warranted?
- is it a snide way of sticking it up NSW and the continuing paralysis re: SYD & its 2nd airport?
- an air/rail/road inter-modal terminal would become a reality here that is if there was a large enough AQIS to handle more freight traffic.
- is this going to force Tullamarine's owners/leaseholders to get off their backsides and start lobbying for their own rail link, and probably most importantly:
- which airlines would fly internationally here? Jetstar, Air Asia, Scoot, Indo or Filipino LCCs?


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

New South Wales government continue to selve the idea of a second Sydney Airport and here we have Victorian government pushing for a second airport!

EK413



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