Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese has announced he has approved Moorabbin Airport’s 2010 Master Plan.
Under the master plan, which covers development over the next two decades, Moorabbin Airport will, according to the Minister: “build additional aviation infrastructure such as hangars, maintenance facilities and parking bays, as well as provide for engineering and avionics businesses; upgrade the runways, taxiways and terminal aprons; and install better stormwater drainage and new water storage facilities.”
Consistent with the federal government’s Aviation White Paper requirements, the Master Plan will also see Moorabbin Airport establish a Planning Coordination Forum, which will comprise representatives from neighbouring councils and the Victorian state government. The forum’s initial activities will include studying a possible relocation of helicopter operations, and with the Department of Infrastructure, CASA, Airservices, instructors and the local community, assess “whether modifications to the existing training circuits would further reduce noise and improve safety over residential areas,” said Minister Albanese. “I expect this work to take no longer than 12 months to complete.”
The airport now has 50 days to make the finalised master plan public.