The Airport Master Plan establishes a clear vision for aviation and non-aviation activities at the Airport. The Master Plan is revised every five years as governed by the Airports Act 1996.
The current Master Plan was approved by the then Minister for Infrastructure and Transport on 2 August 2016 and will remain in force until a new plan is approved.
Preliminary Draft 2021 Master Plan
As required by the Airports Act 1996, the current Master Plan for Moorabbin Airport is being reviewed and revised, with a new Master Plan to be implemented in 2021.
The period for public comment on the Moorabbin Airport Preliminary Draft 2021 Master Plan commenced on Wednesday 14 April 2021 with publication of the following notice:
Airports Act 1996
Preliminary Draft 2021 Master Plan
Invitation for Public Comment
Moorabbin Airport Corporation Pty Limited, the operator of Moorabbin Airport, has prepared the Moorabbin Airport Preliminary Draft 2021 Master Plan, which sets out the strategic vision for the airport over the next 20 years.
Copies of the Preliminary Draft 2021 Master Plan will be available for inspection and purchase by members of the public throughout the period of 60 business days after the publication of this notice, at the Moorabbin Airport Terminal, 66 Bundora Parade, Moorabbin Airport, Victoria 3194, telephone
(03) 8587 8000, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Additionally, the Preliminary Draft 2021 Master Plan is available to view and download free of charge on the airport’s website at www.moorabbinairport.com.au throughout the period of 60 business days after the publication of this notice.
Members of the public are invited to make written comment on the Preliminary Draft 2021 Master Plan via email to or mail to Moorabbin Airport Corporation Pty Limited, Airport Management Centre, 66 Bundora Parade, Moorabbin Airport, Victoria 3194.
The closing time for receipt of submissions is 5.00pm on Monday, 12 July 2021.
Moorabbin Airport Corporation Pty Limited
ACN 081 564 310
To comment on the Moorabbin Airport Preliminary Draft 2021 Master Plan, please:
Contact the Airport on (03) 8587 8000 if you need any more information.
Find below all the necessary guidelines and application forms for development and building activities at Moorabbin Airport:
Development Consent - Lodgement Checklist (Form 1 of 3)
Application for Development Consent (Form 2 of 3)
Assessment of Environmental Effects (Form 3 of 3)
Major Development Plans (MDPs) are proposals for significant developments at Moorabbin Airport which are submitted to the Australian Government for approval in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth Airports Act 1996.
More information on airport planning and regulation is available from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
MDP proposals are also brought to the attention of the Moorabbin Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG).
All building works at Moorabbin Airport are subject to regulatory controls by the Federal Government under the Airports Act 1996 and the Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996.
An Airport Building Controller (ABC) is appointed by the Australian Government to ensure activities at Moorabbin Airport meet the appropriate building and engineering standards. The ABC must be notified of all construction and building activities and formal approval provided by way of a Building or Works Permit before works commence. This includes new buildings, fit-outs, civil works such as roads and drains, trenching and excavation, and demolition activities.
Under the Airports Regulations, minor building and construction activities (e.g. repairs and alterations) do not require a formal application, but must be brought to the attention of the ABC. Moorabbin Airport Corporation (MAC) provides and maintains a comprehensive network of electrical, water, sewerage, gas and telecommunication services. The installation or replacement of plant and equipment that requires connection to electrical, sewerage, gas, water or telecommunication services must be approved by both the ABC and MAC.
Where works involve interruptions or changes to aircraft activities, a Method of Working Plan (MOWP) may need to be developed to plan works to minimise interruptions to aircraft activities. MAC will advise if an MOWP is required.
The protection of airspace is essential to provide a safe and predictable environment for the arrival and departure of aircraft using the airport. Any activity that will result in the intrusion of protected airspace, such as controlled activities, crane use, external lighting, balloons and unmanned aircraft (drones and rockets), must be apply for approval before it can be carried out.