Airport building controls

Building and construction activities at federally leased airports must be approved by the Airport Building Controller (ABC). The ABC is appointed under Commonwealth law to administer the airport building control regime. The Airport Lessee Company must also approve the activity from a planning and airport operational perspective.

MYEFO announcement

Airport Building Controllers (ABCs) play a vital role in facilitating safe and efficient development on Australia's federally leased airport sites. ABCs are appointed under Commonwealth law, performing a statutory function by administering the Airport (Building Control) Regulations 1996.

As part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2023–24, the Australian Government announced changes to improve flexibility and ensure sustainability of ABC service provision to proponents of building activities on federal leased airport sites. This includes updating the fees and charges that apply to ABC services under the Regulations.

Changes to the fee schedule is subject to approval of legislative and regulatory amendments.

Further updates will be provided on this page as changes to the fee schedule and regulations are implemented.