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    Contractor guide

    ​Introduction

    This Contractor Guide has been prepared to assist you in conducting work activities at Melbourne Airport. In this introduction you we will guide you to Useful Links and Documents, as well as Local Permits information.

    Below is a brief outline of each section within ‘Working here’ in the website navigation, ensure all sections are read thoroughly.

    • Building Approvals
      • Building Approvals Portal will guide you in gaining approval for works at Melbourne Airport. Note that all works require a PERCOW prior to commencement of any works.
      • The process considers the interests of the airport's operations and business partners, and works with the ABC and Airport Environmental Officer (AEO) to ensure each application compliments the ongoing development and operations of Melbourne Airport. 
     
    • Essentials
      • Here you will find essential passes to help you access your area of work at Melbourne Airport and 20 industry best practice safety requirements that APAC, its contractors, services providers and other parties engaged by APAC, are expected to apply to every project, job or task.
        • ASIC
        • Contractor Car park
        • Minimum public Safety requirements
        • Visitor Passes
        • Staff access
     
    • Ground Access
      • Our Ground vehicle access requirements can be found within this section and will provide guidelines on parking, fees and safely moving around Melbourne Airport
        • Bus Access
        • Taxi Access
        • Hire cars &VHA
        • Taxi Management system
     
    • Permits
      • A Building Permit from the ABC and a PERCOW from Melbourne Airport do not mean that you have all the necessary approvals to commence work. Some work activities require additional permits. Failure to have these Local Permits may result in your works being suspended and/or a failure to achieve completion for your works. Here you will find:
        • Elevated Work Platform
        • Restricted Area Access Passes
        • Airside
    At the end of this section you will find additional Permits that you may require to conduct your works.
    • The Asbestos Register must be viewed prior to any work commencing at Melbourne Airport precinct. Contact: Access Coordinator on 03 9297 1622 for further details
      • To Note: If you have applied for a Restricted Area Access Permit, once approved you will be able to proceed to view the Asbestos Register via the Approved Permit.
     
    • Operational Information
      • Operational policies, procedures and guides to the list below; can be found in this section.
        • Airfield Operational Policies
        • Airport Technical Standards
        • MOWP
        • Pushback procedures
        • Retail Operations


    Additional information to assist you can be located with within the Corporate sections:
     

    Planning & projects

     
    • Planning approvals
      • Our planning and design approval process is managed by the Airport’s planning team, whose primary responsibilities involve ensuring the appropriate use and development of land both within and around the airport. This section will assist you with the requirement of a Building Permit.
     
    • Technical standards
      • Technical Standards was developed by Australian Pacific Airports (Melbourne ) Pty Ltd (Melbourne Airport) for use in the construction and maintenance of works at Melbourne Airport in order to:
        • Provide guidance to persons planning and performing those works as to airport specific requirements; and
        • Promote consistency in utilities infrastructure across the airport generally


     
    Useful Links and Documents
    Airside Permits
    Contractor Induction Guide
    Airport maps
    Melbourne Airport Pushback Procedures
    Melbourne Airport Operational Policies
    Preparing a Contractor Environmental Management Plan
    Melbourne Airport's Minimum Public Safety Requirements
       

    Local permits

    A Building Permit from the ABC and a PERCOW from Melbourne Airport do not mean that you have all the necessary approvals to commence work. Some work activities require additional permits. Failure to have these Local Permits may result in your works being suspended and/or a failure to achieve completion for your works. Please carefully consider the local permit guidelines below to determine if they are applicable to your works.