3.3 Key Infrastructure requirements during the plan period
The 40 mppa threshold is dependent on the following key infrastructure:
- Improved surface acces.
- Expanded terminal capacity by way of reconfiguration and augmentation of existing facilities.
- Completion of the north runway.
- Additional aircraft parking stands supported by accompanying boarding gate and aircraft piers, particularly in the context of growing the hub function of the Airport.
The DTTAS Review clearly sets out that without investment in these enhancement schemes, the Airport does not have the appropriate infrastructure to deliver increased growth at appropriate levels of service in the short to medium-term. Chapter 8 Surface Access and Transport sets out in detail the objectives to support enhanced surface access to the Airport. Chapter 7 Airport Infrastructure sets out the objectives to support the additional capacity enhancing infrastructure to enable this phase of growth during the plan period in order to achieve the objectives of the National Aviation Policy.