New AFP Building – Adelaide Airport

Artist's Impression of New AFP Building


15 September, 2011



Construction has started on a new Adelaide Airport office complex, which will house the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and its on-airport operations.

The 2,400 square metre building within the airport’s Export Park precinct includes two storeys of office space, undercroft car parking, and will have a 4-star Green Star and 4½-star NABERS rating.  The premises will be leased exclusively to the AFP.

Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL) Managing Director, Phil Baker, said the project will be undertaken by Sarah Constructions and is scheduled for completion in mid 2012.

Mr Baker said investment in commercial property development was a very important part of AAL’s business.

“The AFP building is the latest in a number of recent on-airport developments. These developments and commercial leasing opportunities significantly contribute to our ability to upgrade our core infrastructure, such as the new multi-level car park and planned expansion of Terminal 1,” Mr Baker said.

“We’ve recently seen the completion of the 18,000 square metre Manuele Engineering steel fabrication complex in the Morphett Precinct, and Boart Longyear has moved into its new office and technological warehouse in Burbridge Business Park.

“There have also been several strategic relocations over the past year to make way for the new car park and pedestrian plaza, and associated changes to the road network.”

Mr Baker said commercial property opportunities had proved popular at Adelaide Airport because of its excellent multiple transport links and its close proximity to the CBD.

The airport also offered a range of on-airport services including cafes, retail precincts, a supermarket and even a childcare centre.

Significant commercial development opportunities still remain at the airport.

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South Australia Spring Aviation Events for 2011

Port Augusta Aero Club (Fly-in)
First up on October 29th we have the Port Augusta Aero Club Fly-in held in conjunction with the RFDS. There will be a Hangar Dinner on the Saturday night to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Roulettes and the Air Force Balloon will be making an appearance on the day. This is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT. Tickets for the Hangar Dinner are available from the Port Augusta Aero Club. Please see the main web site for contact details.

Barossa Air Show
Next, the Barossa Air Show is to be held on the 6th of November at Rowland Flat just out of Lyndoch, South Australia.

The day begins at 10:00am and finishes at 4:00pm.

  • See aircraft from all vintages, old and new.
  • Three of Australia’s top aerobatic champions will be there giving displays that must be seen to believed.
  • Helicopter rides will be run all day by local business Barossa Helicopters.
  • The RAAF Roulettes will be on display.

There will be plenty to see in the air and on the ground too.

  • Food & wines.
  • Art & craft stalls.
  • Sideshows and interesting exhibits.

See for more details.

Aldinga Aero Club Dawn Patrol 2011

This Sunday, September 11th the Aldinga Aero Club will be holding it’s annual DAWN PATROL to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Members will take their aircaft on a mock sortie and return to base. there will be a static display of vintage and current aircraft. Breakfast to follow the sortie. Breakfast BBQ free for club members. Flight briefing at 0600.

Visitors welcome.

Aldinga Aero Club Dawn Patrol

Photo: Cesna VH-DOO departs on a Dawn Patrol sortie from Aldinga Aerodrome as part of the
Aldinga Aero Club’s Battle of Britain commemorations 2009.