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.



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    REGISTER TO ATTEND THE ONLINE EVENT – Melbourne Airport’s Third Runway - Environment


    Event details

    Wednesday 14 October 2020

    5.00pm to 6.00pm

    RSVP: Midday, Wednesday 14 October 2020

    A link to the event will be emailed upon completion of registration

    Read: What do I need to know? document here and Rules of Entry document here before registering.



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