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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.

Current Major Development Plans


Airport Central Ground Transport Upgrade

The Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan (23MB) is currently open for comment for 60 business days. Submissions close 24 July 2020.

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Airport West (South)

The Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan is currently open for comment for 60 business days. Submissions close 4 June 2020.

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Further supporting documentation is available here.


New Runway Project

The public comment period for the New Runway Project Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan has closed.

The Draft Major Development plan for the New Runway Project is currently being considered by the Minister. 

A summary of issues raised during the public comment period and a copy of the Final Major Development Plan will be published on this webpage once it has been approved by the Minister.

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


Approved Major Development Plans


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.

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.