Parafield Airport Master Plan

Parafield Airport Limited’s (PAL’s) Master Plan was approved by the Federal Minster for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development on 19 January 2018.

The Master Plan, which covers a planning horizon of 20 years, was expected to remain in force for a duration of 5 years, with the next Master Plan required to be submitted to the Commonwealth Minister by 19 January 2023.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on the aviation and flight training industry.

The impact of international caps and ongoing uncertainty and volatility regarding COVID, made it extremely difficult to forecast Parafield Airport activities with any level of certainty.

Given this level of uncertainty, PAL sought an extension of time to submit the next Master Plan to ensure that amongst other forecasts, Australian Noise Exposure Forecasts can be provided, with some reasonable substantiation behind them to provide greater clarity for all stakeholders and the community.

On 8 September 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development granted approval for an extension of 18 months, with the next draft Master Plan to be submitted by 18 June 2024.


The Parafield Airport Master Plan (2017) is available for inspection and/or download free of charge from the Parafield Airport Limited website

The document may also be inspected at, or purchased from, the offices below during normal business hours for the duration that the Master Plan remains in force:

Please email [email protected] to arrange the purchase or inspection of a hard copy.

Building 18, Tigermoth Lane,
Parafield Airport, SA 5108
Telephone: +61 8 8307 5700
Facsimile: +61 8 8281 5006
Email: [email protected]

1 James Schofield Drive,
Adelaide Airport, SA 5950
Telephone: +61 8 8308 9211
Fax: +61 8 8308 9311
Email: [email protected]

Master Plan Volumes
Master Plan – Foreword, Executive summary and Contents (1.4 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 1 – Introduction (221 KB)
Master Plan Chapter 2 – Master Planning Process (203 KB)
Master Plan Chapter 3 – The Airport (2.8 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 4 – Forecasts (515 KB)
Master Plan Chapter 5 – Aircraft Noise Metrics (337 KB)
Master Plan Chapter 6 – Aviation Infrastructure (1 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 7 – Land Use Planning (6 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 8 – Services and Infrastructure (1.1 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 9 – Ground Transport Plan (2.9 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 10 – Environment Strategy (1.1 MB)
Master Plan Chapter 11 – Development Program (418 KB)
Master Plan Chapter 12 – References (137 KB)

Master Plan Appendices
Master Plan Appendix A – Stakeholder Consultation (193 KB)
Master Plan Appendix B – Economic Contribution (156 KB)
Master Plan Appendix C – Aircraft Noise Metrics  (9.3 MB)
Master Plan Appendix D – Deed Letter Elder Smith Road (492 KB)
Master Plan Appendix E – Sustainability Past Achievements (156 KB)
Master Plan Appendix F – Environment Objectives, Goals and Management Actions (170 KB)
Master Plan Appendix G – Key Environmental Management Systems Documentation (122 KB)

Parafield Airport Master Plan – Full plan (26.3 MB)

2017 Master Plan Consultation Public Meeting – 31 August 2017 Presentation

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