Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

The construction & Future of Wellcamp Airport

John Wagner, Chairman of Wagner Global Services

20th May 2014  11:00 am - Lecture Theatre 2 (Room 112), Level 1, St James Campus, The University of Sydney, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Abstract

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is currently under construction and will be operational by the end of 2014. Hailed as a game changer for the Toowoomba region, this jet capable public airport will be available for regular passenger services, charter flights, fly-in-fly-out services and airfreight. The airport is designed to cater for large jets up to 747 size allowing for even the largest of airfreight direct into the region.

Toowoomba is the second largest agricultural region in Australia behind Moree Plains in New South Wales with the Western Downs area also ranked in the top 10 for agricultural output. The airport will provide direct agricultural export opportunities for numerous markets including fresh fruit & vegetables, chilled beef, flowers and live equine movement to potential destinations such as New Zealand and parts of Asia.

Bio

John is the Chairman of Wagner Global Services and one of the founders of the Wagner Group of Companies, also known as Wagners. Wagners is a diversified group of companies comprising cement, flyash and lime production, contract crushing, on site concrete supply, bulk haulage, reinforcing steel, precast concrete, composite fibre products and an oil and gas engineering services business. Wagners is based in Toowoomba and has operations in Australia, Malaysia, PNG and Mongolia. The company employs in excess of 1000 full time staff plus subcontractors and is currently building an airport in Toowoomba which is the first greenfield public airport built in Australia in the last 47 years. Wagners will be the owner and operator of this facility.