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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.

Approved Major Development Plans

Airport West (South)

The Major Development Plan for Airport West (South) was approved by the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development on 29 October 2021. 

Download the Major Development Plan sections:

• 2021 Final Part_A
• 2021 Final Part_B

Airport Central (Ground Transport Upgrade)

The Major Development Plan for the Airport Central (Ground Transport Upgrade) was approved by the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development on 2 September 2021.

New Runway Project

The Major Development Plan for the ‘New Runway Project’ on the Perth Airport estate was approved by the Hon. Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, on 21 November 2020.

Download the Major Development Plan sections:

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


Site 6: Large Format Retail Outlet

The Major Development Plan for the Site 6: Large Format Retail Outlet within the Perth Airport estate was approved by the Hon. Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, on 13 November 2018. Perth Airport was also required to obtain approval for an Offset Strategy and a PFAS & Contamination Management Plan for the project.

2020 Compliance Report

2021 Compliance Report