Major Development Plans

A major airport development is defined under Section 89 of the Airports Act 1996.

A Major Development Plan is a proposal for a major airport development which is prepared by the airport and submitted to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development for approval.

During the preparation of a Major Development Plan, there is an opportunity for stakeholders and the community to comment on the proposal. In addition to being advertised in the media and on Essendon Airport’s website, Major Development Plan proposals are also brought to the attention of the Victorian Government, Moonee Valley City Council and Essendon Airport’s Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG).