Publications

Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Issue Paper on the Economic Regulation of Airports

In our submission to the Productivity Commission’s Issue Paper on the Economic Regulation of Airports, the Business Council recommended the following:

  • The regulatory framework that applies to airports should encourage the efficient use of critical infrastructure,  preserve strong incentives to invest and innovate in the long-term interest of consumers, minimise the regulatory burden faced by all parties and promote commercially negotiated outcomes wherever possible
  • Improvements to strategic planning and major project approval processes should be made to support improved land transport access at airports.
  • Operating restrictions at Australia’s major airports should be amended where this would result in a net public benefit. For Sydney Airport, greater flexibility in the application of the flight cap and curfew dispensation should be considered.