Major Development Plans

Major Development Plans (MDPs) are proposals for significant developments at Melbourne Airport which are submitted to the Federal 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 Transport .  There is an opportunity for stakeholders and the community to comment on MDP proposals, which are advertised in the media and on the Melbourne Airport website. MDP proposals are also brought to the attention of the Melbourne Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG)

Proposed Melbourne Airport Business Park Warehouse

Melbourne Airport is planning to build an 80,000 square metre warehouse in the Melbourne Airport Business Park. This development is in response to the increasing demand for logistics and distribution centre space in the Melbourne Airport Business Park which offers commercial and industrial businesses large and flexible spaces, excellent access to roads, air and sea ports and growth opportunities.

The proposed warehouse development will comprise:

  • Warehouse up to a maximum developable floor area of 80,000 square metres
  • Office / administration area (two storeys) up to 5200 square metres.
  • Approximately 800 car parking spaces.
  • Access to the site will be primarily via Sky Road with secondary access from the proposed Link Road realignment.
  • Fleet workshop of approximately 1550 square metres
  • Fuelling station of approximately 1550 square metres
  • Gatehouse at entries along Sky Road

To access the Prelimary Draft Master Plan, click here.

More information about the Melbourne Airport Business Park can be found here  

The proposal will be on public exhibition for 30 business days from 10 January  to 24 February 2014. 

In addition the Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan will be available for inspection or purchase at the Australia Pacific Airports Melbourne offices, 2nd Floor, T2 - International Terminal, Melbourne Airport, between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.   

Members of the public are invited to make written comment on the Preliminary Draft MDP to the Planning Manager, Melbourne Airport, Locked Bag 16, Tullamarine, 3043.  The closing time and date for receipt of submissions is 5.00pm Monday 24 February 2014.

This project was granted a 30 business day public consultation period by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development on the 18 December 2013.

Proposed Airport Drive Extension and Steele Creek North Stormwater Enhancement Project

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport approved the Major Development Plan for the project on 25 July 2013. This was following the public exhibition of  the draft plan.   

MDP: Airport Drive Extension and Steele Creek North Stormwater Enhancement Project
Appendix A1
Appendix A2
Appendix A3
Appendix A4
Appendix A5
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I
Appendix J
Appendix K

See here for more information on this project.

Southern Precinct Program – new domestic terminal

Following the public exhibition of the preliminary draft MDP for the Southern Precinct Program, the draft MDP has now been approved by the Commonwealth Government.

MDP: Southern Precinct Program
Appendix A - Development Plans
Appendix B - MA Master Plan 2008 Plans
Appendix C - Consistency with s91
Appendix D - MA Environmental Policy
Appendix E - Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix F - Flora and Fauna Assessment
Appendix G - Cultural Heritage Assessment
Appendix H - Response from SEWPAC
Appendix I - Letter to Vic DoT
Appendix J - Detailed Plans and Description
Appendix K - Response from Airservices Australia
Appendix L - Approval of the MDP

See here for more information about the proposed Southern Precinct Program.