About Building Approvals
If you're planning on making changes to your existing site or tenancy, or embarking on a new development at Melbourne Airport, you will need to gain approval from both Melbourne Airport (as the Airport Lessee Company) and the Airport Building Controller (ABC) prior to commencing any work.
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.
Melbourne Airport assesses each application against the following criteria:
The guidelines below will assist you in gaining approval for works at Melbourne Airport. Note that all works require a PERCOW prior to commencement of any works.
Building Approval Application Process
Preparing your Application
Apply to undertake 3rd Party Work
If you wish to undertake 3rd Party Work such as Tenancy Fitouts (i.e. not APAM Capital, Repex or Opex work) then you will need to apply using the existing paper based method.
3rd Party Work building applications are expected to be accepted using MelAir Online in the 2nd quarter of 2018.
Apply to undertake APAM Capex, Repex and Opex Work
From Thursday 15 February 2018 building applications (Consent or PERCOW) for APAM Capital Works (CAPEX), Replacements Works (REPEX) or Operating Works (OPEX) will only be accepted using the Building Approvals Portal on MelAir Online.
Register of Current Building Applications and Approvals
The register of current Building Applications contains details of all applications received by Melbourne Airport and decisions made in relation to those applications as required under regulation 2.02 of the Airports Act.