Master Plan

Master Plan

The airport Master Plan is the principal blueprint for the future coordinated development of the airport and establishes the strategic vision for the economic and efficient use of the airport over a 20 year planning period. The Master Plan is revised every five years as governed by the Airports Act 1996.

Current Master Plan

The current 2015 Master Plan positions Moorabbin Airport as a major Victorian transport gateway, a centre of general aviation and flight training, and a hub for employment, community life and economic activity in metropolitan Melbourne and Victoria.

The 2015 Master Plan envisages:

  • On-airport jobs growing from 3,300 to 8,500 over the next 20 years
  • Economic value increasing from $340 million to $825 million annually
  • $10 billion of economic activity over the 20 year period
  • Investment of $570 million in high quality facilities and infrastructure
  • Building on the airport’s national and international reputation for flight training and aviation excellence.

The current Master Plan was approved by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport on 2 August 2016 and will remain in force until a new plan is approved.

Download the 2015 Master Plan

Building activities and applications

Building activities & applications

Find below all the necessary guidelines and application forms for development and building activities at Moorabbin Airport:

Applicants Guide to the Building Activities Approval Process

Development Consent - Lodgement Checklist (Form 1 of 3)

Application for Development Consent (Form 2 of 3)

Assessment of Environmental Effects (Form 3 of 3)

Construction Environment Management Plan

Application for Crane Height Assessment

Off Airport Height Assessment

Major developments

Major Development Plans

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).

Current developments

Current developments

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.

View approved developments and applications under consideration:

Airspace protection

Airspace protection

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.

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