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The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s approval for Perth’s second parallel runway, saying the project will future-proof Perth Airport and facilitate growth for WA’s hotel and hospitality industry.

AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods said “Perth’s New Runway” project was a timely investment for WA in the post-COVID recovery period.

“The need for an additional runway at Peth Airport was identified and recommended more than four decades ago and since that time we have seen significant growth in the number of arrivals into the state, increasing the urgency for this project to go ahead,” Mr Woods said.

“A second parallel runway will reduce the current delays that are being caused by congestion and will ensure Perth Airport is well positioned to capitalise on future growth in visitation.”

“A second parallel runway is necessary to cement WA as the Western Gateway to Australia – travellers will now have an efficient, world-class entry point to start their Australian adventure.”

“When completed, this important infrastructure project will deliver immediate and lasting benefits to accommodation hotels and hospitality businesses throughout the state, supporting local economic growth and creating thousands of jobs.”

The AHA congratulates the team at Perth Airport for securing approval for this project, which required consideration of a number of complex and sensitive matters.

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