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Major development plans

As a leased federal airport, Perth Airport is required to develop a Major Development Plan (MDP) for major airport developments.

Draft Major Development Plans undergo public consultation before being submitted to the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure and Transport for development approval. Here are our latest Major Development Plans.

New Runway Project

The Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan for the New Runway Project is now available for public comment.

Public comment submissions must be received by 5pm (WST) Friday 24 August 2018.

Click here to find out more about the new runway project.


Site 6: Large Format Retail Outlet

The public comment period for the Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan for Site 6: Large Format Retail Outlet has now closed.

We will consider all feedback received and, where possible, incorporate the concerns and issues raised in the draft Major Development Plan which will be presented to the Commonwealth Minister for consideration.

The final Major Development Plan will be published on this webpage once it has been approved by the Minister.

Direct Factory Outlet

The Major Development Plan for a Direct Factory Outlet on the Perth Airport estate was approved by the Hon. Darren Chester MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, on 10 November 2016.

The Major Development Plan Minor Variation, which details the Living Stream drainage system associated with the Direct Factory Outlet, was approved by the Hon. Darren Chester MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, on 5 April 2017.

Forrestfield-Airport Link

The Major Development Plan for the Forrestfield-Airport Link was approved by the Hon. Warren Truss MP, then Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development on 30 November 2015.