Certain types of development are defined in section 89 of the Airports Act 1996 as being ‘major airport development’. Before undertaking such development, airports must prepare and publicly exhibit for comment a draft Major Development Plan (MDP). The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport is the consent authority for MDPs.
The following MDPs have been approved by the Australian Government and remain in force:
T2/T3 Ground Access Solutions and Hotel
Car Parking & Commercial Facilities, International Terminal Precinct
MDP Office Development, International Terminal Precinct
Runway Safety Enhancement, Runway 25 - Runway End Safety Area