Durban Aerotropolis Master Plan

KZN Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Dube TradePort | South Africa | 2015-2017

42M square meters of development

750K permanent jobs

ZAR1T of gross capital formation


  • Need for a development plan that would help shape the economy of the study area with involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
  • Urban and national competitiveness are bound to follow, shaping this exciting development and igniting the economy of an area that is home to 10 million people.


  • The Durban Aerotropolis Master Plan (DURAMP) provides a framework for coordinating both public and private investment in the area surrounding Durban's King Shaka International Airport.
  • A user-friendly final plan document helps effectively inform agencies and other stakeholders of the complex long-range planning concepts.
  • DURAMP is a blueprint for transformation that is a departure from the traditional incremental value creation model.
  • Successfully brought together stakeholders to help co-create the plan.


  • Awarded Consultant of the Year at the Dube TradePort Corporation Annual Awards 2017.
  • "Smart Aerotropolis Guidelines" have helped create a constitution for the Aerotropolis, defining principles and guidelines that can be applied for future master planning as well as guiding developers on best practices.
  • One of Africa's premier trade and business hubs.

Project numbers

42M square meters of development
1.5M residents
750K permanent jobs
ZAR1T of gross capital formation
Home to 10 million people
Initiative will help guide the development of the study area over a fifty-year period

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