30 Apr 2019

Industry clusters are seen as critical to economic growth and national competitiveness in the United States. This report examines areas of future high-tech export potential and gives recommendations for how to encourage the emergence of industry clusters focused on aerospace and defence, food and agribusiness,...


14 Mar 2019

When is an airport not just an airport? Western Sydneysiders are in the process of finding out.


25 Feb 2019

This report presents the results of the ACCC's price, financial reporting and quality of service monitoring for aeronautical services and car parking for Brisbane, Melbourne (Tullamarine), Perth and Sydney (Kingsford Smith) airports.

Draft report

6 Feb 2019

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth airports have market power in services provided to airlines. This draft report asserts that there is no reason for airport operators to become complacent — further scrutiny of some aspects of airports’ performance is warranted, and tailored reforms are needed...

Case study

9 Oct 2018

Irrigating airport land for heat reduction benefits.

SA Water and Adelaide Airport have been running a trial using stormwater to irrigate a 4ha site within the airport land to understand the potential benefits that maintaining appropriate vegetative cover and reducing surface and air temperatures...


17 Sep 2018

The ACCC has provided this submission to the Productivity Commission, in response to the issues paper on the inquiry into the economic regulation of airports.

Discussion paper

9 Jul 2018

This is the Productivity Commission’s fourth investigation of the economic regulation of airport services since 2000. It presents an opportunity for a fresh look at whether existing arrangements are fit for purpose. The commission has released this issues paper to assist individuals and organisations to...


29 May 2018

The objective of this audit was to examine the extent to which the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, now the Department of Home Affairs (the Department), has implemented the recommendations made by the ANAO in a previous audit.


28 May 2018

As Australia embarks on its first publicly-funded airport project in more than three decades at Badgerys Creek, there are lessons and insights to be taken from the Unites States' experience of airport cities.


26 Apr 2018

This report presents the results of the ACCC's price, financial reporting and quality of service monitoring for aeronautical services and car parking for Brisbane, Melbourne (Tullamarine), Perth and Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) airports for the 2016-17 financial year

Discussion paper

24 Jan 2018

The Committee for Melbourne established the Melbourne 4.0 taskforce in 2016 to help prepare our city for the forces of innovation and disruption brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Taskforce identifies a high quality, mass transit link to Melbourne Airport as a key...

Draft report

5 Dec 2017

This draft plan outlines proposed investments in road and rail infrastructure and new technologies to meet manage increasing movement of goods.


1 Nov 2017

This report argues that, rather than simply being a place that planes land, it is reasonable for WSA to be the centrepiece of a holistic development at the airport and in its surrounds, to maximise the economic and social benefits that the airport can provide....


19 Oct 2017

This paper describes the policies and issues involved in the long history of a proposed rail link to Melbourne Airport.


2 Jul 2017

After decades of debate, deliberation and inaction Sydney is finally to have a second airport at Badgerys Creek. So what makes a good airport and what could Sydney learn from the best airports in the world?

Audio interview

11 May 2017

Prime Ministers have long turned to a big vision when trying to shore up their stocks with voters or their own party. That usually means throwing their support behind big infrastructure projects, like fast trains or second airports.

$75 billion has been committed to...


10 Apr 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the OneSKY tender was conducted so as to provide value with public resources and achieve required timeframes for the effective replacement of the existing air traffic management platforms. To form...


6 Mar 2017

Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane airports all received an overall weighted rating of ‘good’ for their quality of service in 2015-16.

Summary This report presents the results of the ACCC's price, financial reporting and quality of service monitoring for aeronautical services and car...


31 Aug 2016

The purpose of this project has been to identify and scope with key stakeholders, potential new strategic industry development activities in and around the Western Sydney Employment Area that could be developed, both directly or indirectly, based on existing or future supply chain capabilities and...

Conference paper

A lost icon of the jet age
29 Jun 2016

The 1960s signalled the onset of the jet age and cities worldwide rushed to accommodate this new modernity. The jet age spawned the construction of the Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne: Australia’s first purpose-built jetport. Although now considered purely functional in the 21st century, in 1970,...



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