Turquoise Coast Regional Airport Site Selection and Master Plan

for Shire of Dandaragan

REHBEIN Airport Consulting was appointed by the Shire of Dandaragan to undertake a study to determine the preferred location and layout for a future regional airport to serve the Turquoise Coast City around Jurien Bay and Cervantes in WA. The study considered the design, costs and implications including operational requirements, engineering issues and indicative costs.

The first stage involved defining the future airport operational requirements, and undertaking a site selection study based on assessment and evaluation of five candidate sites against a range of relevant operational, commercial and economic criteria. Once the preferred location was confirmed and adopted by the Shire following a public consultation period, a more detailed Master Plan for the layout of facilities and infrastructure on the site was prepared. 

The Turquoise Coast Regional Airport is planned to accommodate a range of demand – from the current skydiving operations and emergency services users to niche passenger transport and fly-in/fly-out – through flexible staging arrangements. Provision for compatible aviation-related and non-aviation uses has been identied within the Master Plan. Finally, land use planning controls for the selected site appropriate to safeguard the planned operational requirements in terms of airspace, aircraft noise impacts and other compatible land uses are provided for incorporation within an updated planning scheme.