Melbourne Airport's 2013 Master Plan, which sets out the airport's strategic direction for the next 20 years, has been approved by the Federal Government. The approval, however, does not signal the go-ahead for a third runway, which has been the object of significant community interest.

Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Master Plan proposes significant infrastructure developments, including upgrades to airfield facilities, new aircraft movement areas and improved road and transport networks, to accommodate expected growth in passenger and aircraft movements. “Melbourne Airport is a vital gateway for Victoria and Australia,…