The public comment period for the 2019 Adelaide Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan is now open.

About the Adelaide Airport Master Plan

The Adelaide Airport Master Plan 2019 (Master Plan 2019) outlines the vision for the development of Adelaide Airport to support the continued growth of air travel and the State economy. Continuing to focus on sustainable outcomes, improved customer experience and finding innovative solutions, short and longer-term planning, and delivery of facilities, infrastructure, ground transport and utilities, will ensure that the airport continues to serve the people of South Australia.

Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL) as the operator of Adelaide Airport is required to prepare a Master Plan in accordance with the Airports Act 1996 (Airports Act) for approval by the Commonwealth Government.

The Master Plan 2019 has been prepared in accordance with the Airports Act and is the primary planning document for the next eight years to 2027. It also presents the long-term strategic plans for the 20-year period through to 2039 for the airport.

Public Comment Period

In accordance with the requirements of the Airports Act 1996, Adelaide Airport Limited has prepared the Adelaide Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2019 for public comment.

The Adelaide Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2019 can be viewed here or is available for inspection and purchase by members of the public during normal office hours for 60 business days commencing 5 August 2019 until close of business 28 October 2019 at:

    Management Centre Reception, 1 James Schofield Drive, Adelaide Airport, SA 5950

Free electronic copies are available for download throughout the public comment period. Hard copies may be purchased from the Management Centre at Adelaide Airport Limited at the price of $70 each.

Copies will also be available for inspection at:

    City of West Torrens, City of Charles Sturt, City of Holdfast Bay, City of Adelaide, Town of Walkerville

We invite you to participate in the consultation process by providing your written comment on any aspect of this document. Formal submissions regarding the content of the Adelaide Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2019 should be made in writing, include your name and address, and mailed to:

Adelaide Airport Limited Master Plan Submission
1 James Schofield Drive, Adelaide Airport SA 5950

Or via email

Email: [email protected]

Submissions must be received in writing by 5.00pm (ACDT) on 28 October 2019.


By submitting your query or submission to AAL you acknowledge and agree that AAL may collect, use, store and disclose the personal information, that you provide to us, for the purpose of the Adelaide Airport Master Plan public consultation process.
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View the Preliminary Draft Master Plan document here (43.8 MB)

Master Plan Chapters

Master Plan – Cover, Table of Contents, Foreword, Executive Summary, Abbreviations and Glossary (3.1 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 1 – Introducing the Adelaide Airport Master Plan (510 KB)
Master Plan Chapter 2 – Adelaide Airport Today (4.7 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 3 – Significance of the Airport (1.8 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 4 – Planning Framework (800 KB)
Master Plan Chapter 5 – Planning and Development Approach (1.5 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 6 – Aviation Forecasts (3.6 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 7 – Land Use Plan (2.8 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 8 – Aviation Development (5.9 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 9 – Commercial Development (1.3 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 10 – Ground Transport Plan (3.7 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 11 – Services Infrastructure (2 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 12 – Safeguarding the Airport (3.9 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 13 – Aircraft Noise (11.3 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 14 – Environment Strategy (2.3 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 15 – Development Program (720 KB)
Master Plan Appendix A and B (683 KB)

Master Plan Fact Sheets

Preliminary Draft Master Plan FAQ (247 KB)

1. Master Plan Overview (6.8 MB)
2. Have Your Say (3.2 MB)
3. Providing World Class Facilities (3.8 MB)
4. Exciting Commercial Developments (3.3 MB)
5. Getting To And From Adelaide Airport (2.8 MB)
6. Safeguarding The Airport (3.3 MB)
7. Managing Aircraft Noise (2.3 MB)
8. Looking After The Environment (1.7 MB)

Public Open Days Invitation

Three public open days will be held as part of the public comment process. We invite you to attend and learn more about the Master Plan with the opportunity to discuss and ask any questions with our experienced staff.

Adelaide Airport Limited, 1 James Schofield Drive Adelaide Airport

  • Thursday 29 August 2019 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 25 September 2019 3:00pm – 7:00pm

City of West Torrens Civic Centre, George Robertson Room, Level 1, 165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton

  • Wednesday 11 September 2019 3:00pm – 7:00pm

For further information please email: [email protected]

Endorsed ANEF

As part of the Adelaide Airport Master Plan a new Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) has been technically endorsed by Airservices Australia and therefore this new ANEF supersedes all previous ANEFs and should now be used for planning around Adelaide Airport. Adelaide Airport supports this new ANEF forming the basis of any State Planning policy updates in the future. The newly endorsed ANEF can be viewed here.

Adelaide Airport Master Plan 2014

The 2014 Adelaide Airport Master Plan can be viewed here.

Parafield Airport Master Plan 2017

The 2017 Parafield Airport Master Plan can be located on the Parafield Airport website. Click here for more details.