Darwin International Airport Pty Ltd (DIA) obtained a 50-year lease, plus 49-year option from the Commonwealth of Australia to manage and develop Darwin International Airport under the Airports Act 1996. DIA is also a joint-user airport under the Airport Act, and a joint-user deed with the Department of Defence governs the co-located operation of DIA and Royal Australian Airport (RAAF) Base Darwin.
The 2010 Master Plan (MP) retains the fundamental concepts of the 1999 and 2004 MP and AES. The changes that have been made largely reflect:
- the developing aviation industry structure with low cost carriers, the Darwin hubbing strategy and projected growth of aviation activity;
- the evolving airport business, the needs of business partners and community requirements;
- the potential to diversify airport income by expanding the property portfolio;
- the sharpened focus on achieving more measurable environmental results.
The 20-year MP provides a 2030 development concept for long-term development for DIA as an airport with an optimal mix of aeronautical and non-aeronautical uses. The MP assists and encourages progressive, orderly and strong growth of the airport land.
The 2010 Master Plan is available from the following link: