Oct 16, 2008

Conditions on Adelaide Airport Hotel Development

Conditions on Adelaide Airport Hotel Development

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

October 16 2008

I have approved a new hotel development at Adelaide Airport, subject to strict adherence to conditions that will ensure the design remains within the parameters of the details submitted by Adelaide Airport Limited.

I have imposed eleven stringent conditions on the project, which include measures to ensure the construction of the hotel has a minimal impact on the environment and operations of the airport.

Because the hotel is to be located close to the terminal, I have placed conditions that will ensure the building will not compromise the safety of aircraft and passengers.

The Rudd Labor Government is determined to ensure State and local governments have enough say in what gets built at our leased federal airports.

During my assessment of the MDP, I asked Adelaide Airport Limited to provide additional detail about the appearance of the building. I also required that the developer share this information with, and seek feedback from, State and local governments.

The proposed hotel is to be built on an existing car park adjacent to nearby car parking and close to major access roads. It will feature up to eight floors accommodating 200 rooms, up to 400 parking spaces; conference rooms, dining facilities and a gymnasium.

Adelaide Airport Limited proposes to tender the development.

Adelaide Airport Limited identified consistent growth in occupancy rates for hotel accommodation in Adelaide. The hotel will fill a need for transient accommodation in South Australia’s capital city, and is likely to be used by staff and clients of companies located at the airport, as well as domestic business and regional travellers.

Conditions for the approval of the hotel complex are publicly available.