The ACT Government and Canberra Airport today entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on key areas of common interest relating to development of the National Capital and surrounding region.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Canberra Airport Managing Director Stephen Byron jointly signed the MoU at a ceremony in the central atrium of the Airport terminal.
It is the second MoU between the ACT Government and the Airport, with the first MoU agreed in 2010 by then Chief Minister Jon Stanhope.
The MoU recognises current and past initiatives of each party, and covers key matters for the ACT and Airport to work closely on, including development of the Eastern Broadacre area of the ACT, ground transport, international and low cost carriers, and safeguarding the Airport.
In signing the MoU, the Chief Minister said: “The ACT Government has supported the impressive redevelopment of Canberra airport over the past few years – recognising the significance of the organisation to Canberra and our region.
“The MoU signed today will continue this relationship as we seek to further develop the Canberra aviation industry to the benefit of all residents.”
Mr Byron said: “The MoU highlights for the community the ongoing cooperative working relationship between the ACT Government and the Airport and the work underway not only to further integrate the Airport with the Capital and its surrounds but also our joint effort to encourage and realise the potential for economic growth of the entire south-east region of NSW.
“We welcome the signing of the MoU as an opportunity to share these initiatives with the people of the region.”