Sunday, October 25, 2020

On-Airport Development

An occupier of Archerfield Airport is obligated under the Airports Act to gain all necessary approvals for building and construction work prior to the commencement of the work. Both the Government Airport Building Controller (ABC) and Archerfield Airport Corporation (AAC) must be notified. This process ensures all works are consistent with the Airport Master Plan, the future planning objectives of AAC, the current infrastructure and operations of the airport and the Building Code of Australia.

This includes all building activities/development and other construction activities including alterations to hangars or buildings. Minor alterations and repairs do not require formal application but must be brought to the attention of AAC and the ABC. A permit to commence works (PERCOW) approval and induction by AAC is required before commencing works. A Certificate of Compliance from the ABC must be gained prior to occupying and/or using a building following any works.

AAC induction:

AAC forms:

(NOTE: We recommend that you read the Building Activity/Development Approval Process Flow Chart first)


ABC application form

The Department has implemented a new web-based system to replace the current paper-based process for applying and obtaining approval for all building activities on federally leased airports. The new system is called Airport Building Control Online, or ABCO.

Some of the current building activity application information has been migrated into ABCO, and all future actions will occur in the new system.

To submit a new application, you will need to follow the steps outlined below:

  • Access ABCO via this link
  • At the bottom of the Login screen, select "New User?  Click here"
  • Enter your details as required. You will need your organisation’s ABN to complete this part of the process


AAC Fee Structure:

Estimated Cost of Building/Development Activity AAC Application Fee (ex GST)
Under $10,000 $150
$10,000 - $100,000 $300
Over $100,000 $500 + 0.1% of the balance in excess of $100,000


Below is a list of the current building applications for Archerfield Airport published in accordance with the requirements of r2.04A and r2.04B of the Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996.


Name of applicant

If AAC is the applicant, date of submission to ABC

If AAC is not the applicant, date AAC received the application

Description of proposed building activity

Location on Airport

AAC decision (consent, refusal)


ABC decision (consent, refusal, deemed refusal, withdrawal)



23/04/19 N/A 300 Sites Development works - civil & electrical services 300 N/A N/A Works Permit issued 05/09/19 


17/06/19 N/A Transition Development works -  civil, electrical, comms, landscaping and site wide fire protection. Transition Estate N/A N/A Works Permit issued 15/10/19 

Adome Pty Ltd

N/A 19/07/19 Sewer connection & installation of portable toilet 403 Consent Granted 25/07/19  Certificate of Completion issued  02/08/19

Crocodile Containers

N/A 05/08/19 Dome shelter installation 307 Consent Granted 12/02/20  Under Review  

All Real Food

N/A 20/12/19 Renovations to existing Cafe 621-T2 Consent Granted 19/12/19 Under Review  


20/04/20 N/A Project AIM - Bulk earthworks & installation of ALER South of RWY 10L/28R & adjacent Fuel Farms N/A N/A

Building / Works Permit Issued 

(Stages 1,2 & 3)





15/05/20 N/A 100KW (Rooftop) Solar PV 111 N/A N/A Certificate of Compliance Issued 11/09/20 


03/06/20 N/A Demolition of Hangar 004 and Bldgs 021 & 025 004, 021, 025 N/A N/A Demolition Authorisation Issued 22/09/20 

IOR Petroleum

N/A 08/07/20 Demolition of 40KL Fuel Cell 676 Consent Granted 15/07/20 Demolition Authorisation Issued 18/08/20 


13/07/20 N/A Project AIM - Stage 1. Lengthening & strengthening of RWY 10L/28R, associated taxiways & lighting upgrades RWY 10L/28R, associated taxiways, Jet turbine parking & run-up bay N/A N/A Under Review  


22/07/20 N/A Construction of new hangar, aircraft maintenance facility & associated offices for Flight One Pty Ltd 004, 021, 025 N/A N/A Under Review  

Sikorsky Australia

N/A 17/08/20 Installation of Smoke & Fire Alarm System 623 Consent Granted 17/08/20 Building Permit Issued 17/09/20 


16/10/20 N/A New Warehouse and Ancillary Office 581 N/A N/A Under Review