OBJECTIVE — Provide
opportunities for key businesses established in the ACT to grow
The Canberra International Airport, Mount Stromlo
Observatory and the agricultural and forestry industries are all
recognised as assets for the ACT and surrounding NSW and elements
of the local economy that provide opportunities for further growth
of related businesses.
Canberra International Airport
In order to protect the airport as a significant
transport asset for the region, its operations need to be unconstrained
by the potential limiting effects of residential development where
airport noise would impact on residents. Conversely, growth at
the airport must have regard to the need to protect significant
biodiversity assets on and around the airport.
The scale and nature of development at the airport
provides employment opportunities not available elsewhere in the
ACT. Planning to ensure that the airport continues to play a major
role in this region as a regional transport hub, bringing new
jobs to the region, is of fundamental importance. NSW areas
are also affected by aircraft noise while the economic benefits
of the airport are also important to NSW.