Melbourne Airport


Melbourne Airport Noise Tool

Airport operations are noisy by their very nature. This interactive tool has been designed to help people to assess the forecast impact of aircraft noise where they live, both now and into the future.
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Aim of this tool

This interactive tool provides information about how noise from the operation of Melbourne Airport affects the community, both now and in the future.

The third runway will have an effect on how and where noise is experienced around the airport. The tool will show the predicted level of noise with a three runway system operating at full capacity in comparison to the current two runway configuration.

The data used in the tool represents historical and forecasted movements and indicative flight paths. While care has been taken developing this data, it may change from time to time. The data is provided for information purposes only and should not be relied upon for personal medical, legal or financial reasons.

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What do these maps show?

The tool allows you to see where your home is positioned in relation to the forecast aircraft noise, and how we expect this to change from today (with two runways) and beyond 2018 (with our proposed third runway).

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What is Melbourne Airport doing about noise?

Melbourne Airport is committed to reducing the noise impact of our operations as far as possible. We work with Airservices, governments and airlines to manage aircraft noise through noise abatement procedures, improved aircraft technology; and, land use planning.

When the proposed new east-west runway is built, there will be a number of procedures to help reduce aircraft noise for residents. These procedures on the new runway include only a nominal amount of flights arriving from the east at night and where possible, there will be no straight out take-offs to the east. To find out more about how Melbourne Airport manages noise,click here.

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Melbourne & our airport

As the gateway to Victoria, Melbourne Airport has played an important role in Melbourne and Victoria’s development and economic growth since it first opened in 1970.

Today, Melbourne Airport is the second busiest passenger airport in Australia and the main aviation hub for the southern Australia. More than 29 million domestic and international passengers passed through Melbourne Airport last year.

Melbourne Airport operations employs 14,300 people, and this is expected to increase to 23,000 by 2033. Melbourne Airport currently adds $1.47 billion to Victoria’s Gross State Product (GSP), and this is set to more than double by 2033 to $3.2 billion.

For more information on Melbourne Airport’s social and economic impacts, click here

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