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Land use at privatized Australian airports : classification and analyses

Stevens, Nicholas J. & Walker, Arron R. (2009) Land use at privatized Australian airports : classification and analyses. Aerlines Magazine.

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Abstract

In recent years the air transport industry has experienced unprecedented growth, driven by strong local and global economies. Whether this growth can continue in the face of anticipated oil crises; international economic forecasts and recent influenza outbreaks is yet to be seen. One thing is certain, airport owners and operators will continue to be faced with challenging environments in which to do business. In response, many airports recognize the value in diversifying their revenue streams through a variety of landside property developments within the airport boundary. In Australia it is the type and intended market of this development that is a point of contention between private airport corporations and their surrounding municipalities.

The aim of this preliminary research is to identify and categorize on-airport development occurring at the twenty-two privatized Australian airports which are administered under the Airports Act [1996]. This new knowledge will assist airport and municipal planners in understanding the current extent and category of on-airport land use, allowing them to make better decisions when proposing development both within airport master plans and beyond the airport boundary in local town and municipal plans.

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ID Code: 31047
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Airport development, Privatisation, Land use planning, Classification
ISSN: 1569-7649
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Aerlines Magazine
Copyright Statement: Aerlines Magazine is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Netherlands License.
Deposited On: 01 Mar 2010 10:47
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:22

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