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Whilst there are no airports located within the City of Moreland, some areas of Moreland are impacted by airspace and noise from the surrounding Essendon Fields and Melbourne Airports.

Development proposals in Moreland are reviewed for any infringements of the protected airspace and referred to the airport operator where necessary.

Airport activity and Moreland

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is located approximately 6 kilometres north of Moreland in Tullamarine.  Melbourne Airport is governed by the Federal Government as it is located on Commonwealth land.

Further information about the Melbourne Airport’s third runway, Masterplan, or Major Development Plans and its future projects can be found on the Melbourne Airport website.

Essendon Fields Airport

Essendon Fields Airport is located to the west of Moreland and is governed by the Federal Government as it is located on Commonwealth land.

Further information about the Essendon Fields Masterplan, Major Development Plans and other airport related projects can be found on the Essendon Fields website.

If you would like to register a complaint concerning airport operations, including noise, then visit the Australian Government’s Aviation Complaints webpage.

The Victorian Government is seeking submissions to advise the Minister for Planning on improvements to the planning provisions safeguarding Melbourne Airport and its environs.

To learn more about the planning system's role in airport safeguarding and to view the terms of reference for the Standing Advisory Committee, please visit the Engage Victoria webpage.

The Standing Advisory Committee collected the first round of submissions between 27 July and 2 October 2020 before conducting a Hearing in February 2021. 

Following from this hearing the Committee has prepared an Issues and Options Paper, with a second round of submisssions collected between 27 April  and 22 June 2021.

A round table discussion is expected to be held in August 2021 to discuss the potential planning controls.