Building Approvals

Essendon Fields Airport is located on Commonwealth Land and as such, the State legislation as it relates to the building approval process does not apply. Building works at the Airport are instead subject to regulatory controls by the Federal Government under the Airports Act 1996 and the Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996.

An Airport Building Controller (ABC) is appointed by the Commonwealth Government to ensure that activities at Essendon Fields Airport meet the relevant building and engineering standards. The ABC must be notified about any and all construction activities and formal approval given by way of a Building Permit, Works Permit, Demolition Authorisation or Exemption Determination before works commence. This includes new buildings, fit-outs, civil works such as roads and drains, trenching, excavation and demolition activities

Under the Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996, some building activities are exempt from a formal application process. However, it is a requirement of the Regulations that the ABC is notified of these works.

For an application for a building activity to be successful at Essendon Fields Airport, it must be consistent with the Airport’s Master Plan. In addition to a building permit from the ABC, a separate Planning Consent from the Airport Operator may be required regarding Use of Land and/or Buildings and Works. Applicants are advised to contact EAPL at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss their proposal.

It is the role of the Australian Government’s Airport Building Controller (ABC) to administer the legislation and all approvals for construction and other building activities. The relevant ABC for Essendon, Melbourne and Moorabbin Airports is:

Mr Jadran Gendra
Airport Building Controller
Airport Environmental Protection & Building Control Office – Melbourne
C/- GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
Tel. + 61 3 8326 3380
abcmelb@philipchun.com

A Building Permit, Works Permit or Demolition Authorisation must be sought prior to commencement of any works that are defined in the legislation as a Building Activity. A Certificate of Compliance for Use/Occupancy is required for all works that are the subject of a permit by the ABC. A certificate of compliance must be issued prior to the occupation or use of a building or works.

Airport Building Controller (ABC) forms
BUILDING APPROVALS AT ESSENDON FIELDS AIRPORT
APPLICATION FORM BUILDING PERMIT
APPLICATION FORM DEMOLITION AUTHORISATION
CERTIFICATION DESIGN FORM
APPLICATION FORM CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
APPLICATION FORM CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE (WORKS)
APPLICATION FORM EXEMPTION DETERMINATION
APPLICATION FORM TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE OCCUPANCY
APPLICATION FORM VARIATION STAGE PERMIT
BUILDING APPROVAL LODGEMENT CHECKLIST
APPLICATION FOR PLANNING CONSENT AT ESSENDON AIRPORT
APPLICATION FOR ADVERTISING SIGNS AT ESSENDON AIRPORT

Please contact your Essendon Fields Property Manager if you have any queries

Essendon Airport Pty Ltd (EAPL) maintains a register of building activity applications, as required under the Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996. Details of building activity applications that have been approved or are currently under consideration by the Airport Building Controller can be viewed at the link below.

REGISTER OF BUILDING APPLICATIONS

Essendon Airport Pty Ltd (EAPL) and Essendon Fields Pty Ltd (EFPL) require all contractors working on the airport site to undertake its online Contractor Induction programme and carry a completion certificate with them at all times whilst working on the airport site.

Separate induction programs have been developed for contractors working Airside or Landside which address the specific requirements for working in each area. Non-compliance with the requirements covered within this induction will be a breach of Head Contract Requirements and appropriate action will be taken to ensure compliance.

Should you have any queries, contact your supervisor or Essendon Fields Project Manager.

CLICK HERE TO UNDERTAKE THE CONTRACTOR INDUCTION
COMPLETE VICPASS APPLICATION HERE