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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 scope of this project includes:
  • Two Multi Modal Transport Interchanges (MMTIs) which include at grade passenger drop off and pick up facilities and multi storey car parks included on upper levels, to be located within the area of the existing Terminal 1 short term car park and delivered in a staged manner,
  • Upgraded road network including partial grade separation of the Airport Drive/Sugarbird Lady Road intersection, upgrade of the Airport Drive/Paltridge Road intersection and widening of sections of Airport Drive to three lanes, and
  • Other associated road network adjustments.
As the public comment period for this Major Development Plan has closed, we’re hosting two community drop-in information sessions in the Airport Experience Centre (Ground floor Alpha Hkew building, 2 George Wiencke Drive, Perth Airport) on Wednesday 23 June from 1:30pm-4:30pm, and Thursday 24 June from 9am-11.30pm.
Please contact Perth Airport on 1800 639 799 if you require additional information.

Airport West (South)

The public comment period for the Airport West (South) Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan has closed. Perth Airport is currently considering all comments received for submission to the Minister in the Draft Major Development Plan. Please contact Perth Airport on 1800 639 799 if you require additional information.


Approved Major Development Plans

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

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.