AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Airport Advisory Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Wednesday
3 October 2018

AT 6.00pm

 

 

 

Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga

 

Phone: 1300 292 442
Fax: 02 6926 9199
Website: www.wagga.nsw.gov.au

 


Reports submitted to the Airport Advisory Committee to be held on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

Airport Advisory Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Wednesday 3 October 2018

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                              2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                      2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                          2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                        2

Reports from Staff

RP-1            Airport Review                                                                                         3

RP-2            Airport Advisory Committee Working Group                                  12

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Airport Advisory Committee Mintues - 8 August 2018       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Airport Advisory Committee Meeting held on 8 August 2018 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Minutes - Meeting held 8 August 2018

                                               14

 

 

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Airport Advisory Committee on Wednesday 3 October 2018.                                                   RP-1

 

Reports from Staff

RP-1               Airport Review

Author:          Darryl Woods 

Director:       Caroline Angel

         

 

Analysis:

Further to the Airport Review discussed in the August 2018 meeting, Council staff have incorporated feedback and also nominated review areas that could be conducted internally by the Airport Advisory Committee and areas that could be conducted by an independent consultant.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee:

a       note the contents of the report

b       have further discussion on the Airport Review and those areas of the review that may be undertaken by the Airport Advisory Committee and the areas of the review that may be completed by an external consultant

 

Report

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the feedback received by the Committee members.

 

To facilitate discussion in areas proposed for inclusion in an Airport review, Council staff have nominated the categories below and recommended elements of the review that could be conducted by the Airport Advisory Committee and elements that could be completed by an independent consultant. The actual Airport Advisory Committee view of this issue can be discussed and recommended at the meeting.

 

Feedback received from Mr Geoff Breust and Mr Josh Dorey (Qantas) is included below where appropriate against each of the review items and is also included as attachment A.

 

 

Review Item

Recommended to be reviewed by:

Airport Advisory Committee (AAC)

External Consultant

1.   Airport Governing Structure             

 

AAC review

 

 

2.   Airport Operational Management Structure

 

AAC review

 

Benchmarking and comparative analysis


 

Review Item

Recommended to be reviewed by:

Airport Advisory Committee (AAC)

External Consultant

3.   Future Airport Tenure

AAC review to suggest models

Expert opinion on best construct for WWCC, financial modelling analysis over the life of future leases versus partial land purchase for Civil operations.

 

Review in the context of other airports where civil operations and military operations co-exist. 

 

Feedback from committee members:

 

Mr Geoff Breust

·     Gain definitive advice on the long term future of RAAF / other Commonwealth activity on site including:

 

-  potential terms of new lease with Commonwealth post June 2025 and    options available in that context;

 

-   if RAAF is to continue, possible options for transfer of parcels of land to freehold or ownership by Council for strategic commercial development – ie, parcels of land outside any operational movement areas with direct landside access which may be used for aeronautical related or non - aeronautical uses; and

 

-   full understanding of operational roles planned for RAAF and other Defence activities for the site and likely impact on military aircraft movements and demand for RPT services, along with land requirements on site.

 

·     Provide detailed advice on availability of land around the airport site for future expansion and detailed advice on strategic planning for residential, commercial, rural and other development which may be affected by the airport and its operations, including plans for highway and roads and other land transport.

 

Mr Josh Dorey

·     Long term asset positioning and strategy

-   Sale of RAAF land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review Item

Recommended to be reviewed by:

Airport Advisory Committee (AAC)

External Consultant

4.   Cost Management Review

·    Depreciation of assets

·    Cost recovery

·    Operational expenditure

·    Benchmark against comparable airports

 

AAC review on the following items:

·    Cost Recovery

·    Operational expenditure

Expert advice on depreciation of assets and benchmarking comparable airports

 

Feedback from Committee Members

 

Mr Josh Dorey  (comments attributable to cost management)

·     Fee structures and detailed breakdown of:

-    Car park and car hire rates

-    Cost per enplanement

-    Supplier contestability

 

Review Item

Recommended to be reviewed by:

Airport Advisory Committee (AAC)

External Consultant

5.    Revenue

AAC review

Benchmarking and comparative analysis

 

Feedback from Committee Members:

 

Mr Josh Dorey

·     International benchmarking with airport peers of equivalent size on:

-     Aero revenue

-     Non aero revenue (distinguishing between airside and landside)

-     Fee structures and detailed breakdown of:

o Car park and car hire rates

o Cost per enplanement

o Supplier contestability

-     Advice on ways to stimulate and improve non-aero revenues

 

Mr Geoff Breust

·     Potential for increased flight training activity based on developing AAPA to its full potential and the possibility of additional flight training services.

·     Potential for more or additional aircraft maintenance and service centres at the airport.

 

Review Item

Recommended to be reviewed by:

Airport Advisory Committee (AAC)

External Consultant

6.   RPT Market Competitiveness

 

N/A

Benchmarking and comparative analysis

 

Review Item

Recommended to be reviewed by:

Airport Advisory Committee (AAC)

External Consultant

7.   Airport Masterplan

 

AAC review

Development by external consultant

 

 

Feedback from Committee Members:

 

Mr Josh Dorey

·    Invite the following airport planning consulting firms to participate in the airport review RFP process:

-     NACO

-     Landrum & Brown

-     LeighFisher

-     Ricondo & Associates

NB: Typical fee for such a consulting engagement is typically circa $100k-$250k

 

·    Establish long term traffic and activity forecast to inform requirements and timelines of:

-     Airside development

-     Landside development

-     Airfield development

NB: 20 year view ideal to reflect typical asset life

 

·    Seek funding and financing advice

·    Long term asset positioning and strategy

-     Sale of RAAF land

-     Pilot training CoE

-     Security screening requirements

 

Mr Geoff Breust

·    Review the current master Plan by examining actual versus forecast activity and development.

 

·    Information / advice on Very Fast Train proposals for Wagga Wagga – location of tracks and terminals along with timing and passenger forecasts.

·    Information / advice on likely improvements to highways servicing the city and region.

·    An examination of the impact of the construction of Badgerys Creek Airport and the resultant impact on RPT and other services connecting Wagga Wagga and the Sydney region (one will expect most services will continue to Sydney KSA but Badgerys Creek will generate demand of its own – including any regulatory issues associated with the opening of the new airport – such as the regional slots ring fence at Sydney KSA).

·    Population data both historical and forecast trends for city and region.

·    Historical data on actual RPT passenger movements and aircraft movements (military, RPT, commercial and private – broken down between broad aircraft types including rotary wing) including a review of the actual versus forecasts data from the current Master Plan.

·    Operator forecast data future for all future services in and out of Wagga Wagga, including new services to destinations not currently served and aircraft types being considered

 

·    Impact of the establishment and development of RIFL.

·    Advice from CSU on future developments or reductions in activity.

·    Advice from C4 Wagga on potential developments.

·    Limitations associated with current runway and taxiway network and requirements to meet current and future demands.

·    Likely congestion levels and need for some form of air traffic control. 

·    Security requirements.

·    Future capital funding requirements and arrangements to secure appropriate funding.
 

 

Financial Implications

The budget to conduct external review is $25k

Policy and Legislation

N/A

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We are informed and involved in decision making

Outcome: Everyone in our community feels they have been heard and understood

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Council

Airport Advisory Committee

 

Attachments  

 

1.

Wagga Airport Review - Feedback - J Dorey - Qantas - 3 September 2018

 

2.

WAGGA WAGGA AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE - MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED IN DEVELOPING THE MASTER PLAN - G Breust - 7 September 2018

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Airport Advisory Committee on Wednesday 3 October 2018.                                                                         RP-1

 


Report submitted to the Airport Advisory Committee on Wednesday 3 October 2018.                                                                         RP-1

 


 


Report submitted to the Airport Advisory Committee on Wednesday 3 October 2018.                                                   RP-2

 

RP-2               Airport Advisory Committee Working Group

Author:          Darryl Woods 

Director:       Caroline Angel

         

 

Analysis:

Formation of working groups within the Airport Advisory Committee.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee note the information provided in this report.

 

Report

The issue of working groups was raised at the August 2018 meeting.

 

This was particularly in the case of financial reviews in anticipation of the 19/20 budget process.

 

The committee did not support the formation of a working group at the August meeting – preferring to include all committee members in discussions.

 

The matter is listed again for discussion to determine if there is support for the formation of a working group to work through any matters between meetings and report to the committee. 

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

N/A

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We are informed and involved in decision making

Outcome: Everyone in our community feels they have been heard and understood

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

N/A

 

  

   


Report submitted to the Airport Advisory Committee on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

 


Reports submitted to the Airport Advisory Committee to be held on Wednesday 3 October 2018.