Third Runway - Environment

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Post Event Information

Information relating to the Environment & Sustainability online event from 14 October 2020 is now available:

  • Video recording can be found here
  • Slide presentation can be accessed here
  • Q&A document can be read here

Environmental Studies

As part of Melbourne Airport's planning for the third runway, several studies have been undertaken to identify any potential impacts on landscape, flora and fauna, soil, groundwater, waterways, waste, air quality and heritage areas around the airport.

Potential environmental impacts have been identified and measured using the concept design for construction and operation of the third runway. Studies covered the third runway footprint and its immediate surrounds.

Melbourne Airport has planned a series of measures to avoid, mitigate and manage adverse impacts on the whole of the environment for both the construction and operation of the third runway. These meet the airport’s environmental obligations under the Airports Act 1996 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).


Online Event

Nick Walker, Melbourne Airport's Environment and Sustainability Manager will be joining us for the first in a series of online events. The event will focus on environment and sustainability in the third runway project. To find out more, read the online event information tab (below), then register your details and questions for the event by going to the register here tab (below).

Find out more about the important work Nick does here at Melbourne Airport, by watching the following video. Note: This video was filmed in June prior to the Victorian Government's latest Covid restrictions.



Post Event Information

Information relating to the Environment & Sustainability online event from 14 October 2020 is now available:

  • Video recording can be found here
  • Slide presentation can be accessed here
  • Q&A document can be read here

Environmental Studies

As part of Melbourne Airport's planning for the third runway, several studies have been undertaken to identify any potential impacts on landscape, flora and fauna, soil, groundwater, waterways, waste, air quality and heritage areas around the airport.

Potential environmental impacts have been identified and measured using the concept design for construction and operation of the third runway. Studies covered the third runway footprint and its immediate surrounds.

Melbourne Airport has planned a series of measures to avoid, mitigate and manage adverse impacts on the whole of the environment for both the construction and operation of the third runway. These meet the airport’s environmental obligations under the Airports Act 1996 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).


Online Event

Nick Walker, Melbourne Airport's Environment and Sustainability Manager will be joining us for the first in a series of online events. The event will focus on environment and sustainability in the third runway project. To find out more, read the online event information tab (below), then register your details and questions for the event by going to the register here tab (below).

Find out more about the important work Nick does here at Melbourne Airport, by watching the following video. Note: This video was filmed in June prior to the Victorian Government's latest Covid restrictions.



  • Online Event Information

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    In 2018 and 2019 Melbourne Airport conducted face-to-face community workshops and online engagement activities. Six key areas of interest emerged following this consultation.


    Melbourne Airport invites you to attend the first of a series of online events relating to the key areas of interest for Melbourne Airport’s third runway. The first online event will provide you with an opportunity to understand more about the environmental aspects of the project and ask questions to be answered by Nick Walker, Melbourne Airport's Environment and Sustainability Manager.


    Event details

    Wednesday 14 October, 2020

    5.00pm to 6.00pm

    Online - A link to the event will be emailed once you submit your registration

    RSVP: Midday, Wednesday 14 October, 2020


    Important documents

    It is important that you read the What do I need to know? document and Rules of Entry document before registering to attend the online event.


    We are here to help

    You can contact the Melbourne Airport team via the Get in touch box at the top of this page if you:

    • speak another language
    • require assistance registering for the event
    • have any questions
    • want to text/call us
    • want to email us

    Click on the register here tab to register your details and questions for Nick.