The stipulation of a regular bus service is one of the situation compulsory on Canberra International Airport as part of the Government's authorization of a new office development at its Majura Precinct.
The Rudd Labor Government is strong-minded to guarantees that future growths on airport land take into account the concern of neighbouring communities and are better incorporated with local infrastructure, such as public transport.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority approve their project to build up to 20,000m2 of new office space, I have told the Airport operators to guarantee this new commercial development is connected to Civic by a permanent bus service - a measure that will reduce the development's eventual impact on local roads.
Traffic congestion around the Canberra Airport is already an genuine subject for Australian Maritime Safety Authority, particularly during the morning and evening peak periods.
In reply to the rising force on local roads, the ACT Government and the Airport are working collectively on the duplication of Pialligo Avenue, a project predictable to be finished by early 2009.
This $12.4 million project contains:-
A new airport access road;
Upgrades to the roundabouts at Morshead Drive/Dairy Road and Morshead Drive/Monaro Highway;
Duplication of Morshead Drive between Dairy Road and Fairbairn Avenue;
Duplication of Fairbairn Avenue between Morshead Drive and Majura Road.