Today the Rockhampton Airport is a commercialised business unit of the Rockhampton Regional Council turning over in excess of $15M per annum, supporting the region’s broader economy and community as a substantial regional Gateway airport. As the largest local government owned and operated airport in the Nation by way of passenger numbers and aircraft movements as well as being ranked by the Bureau of Infrastructure Transport and Regional Economics as Australia’s 9th busiest regional airport, the Rockhampton Airport has a strong, established, leadership presence within the Australia Aviation Industry.
Previous City and current Regional Councils have worked closely with all levels of Government to develop the facility to a standard that allows the Rockhampton Airport to receive all Aircraft types.
The Rockhampton Airport Masterplan(PDF, 75MB) is the culmination and consolidation of all of the plans throughout the past near 90 years of the airport’s history. As a result of projected growth and future major projects planned within the region Council has taken the necessary steps to plan for future access to the region. This planning aims to take advantage of the positioning of the airport and the future Rockhampton bypass allowing access to the North Coast Railway line and the Bruce Highway, providing the ability to create a true multi modal road, rail, air transport and logistics hub.
This Masterplan delivers a roadmap for development of the entire site over the next 20 years; positively affecting our Defence, Tourism, Agricultural and Resources sector. While also diversifying our economy to enhance our emerging Aviation, Transport and Logistics specific industries, creating jobs and prosperity for the region.