Land use planning and building control at Launceston Airport is regulated by the Airports Act 1996 (Act). All building approvals for construction activity on the Launceston Airport site are issued under Commonwealth law. Regulations have been made pursuant to the Airports Act, and these regulations dealing with the approval of building activities are the Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996.
Building or other construction activities can only be carried out after approval has been obtained from the Airport Building Controller (ABC) for Launceston Airport. The Regulations set out the way in which applications are made for approval of building activities, as well as the matters the ABC considers before an approval is issued. The contact details for the ABC can be provided from Launceston Airport.
Before building activity is commenced on Launceston Airport land, a permit under the provisions of the Airports Act 1996 and Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996 must be obtained from the ABC.
A building activity is defined as:
- Construction of Buildings and other structures such as bridges, fences, pylons
- Alterations to a building and other structures
- Construction or altering of earthworks (when not part of the construction of a building or other structure)
- Installation, alteration or removal of electrical, fire system, or hydraulic works
- Demolishing or removing a building, structure, or earthworks
- Civil works or engineering works that include works to runways, taxiways, aprons, roads, car parks, retaining walls etc.
Australian Pacific Airports (Launceston) Pty Ltd (APAL) will be the applicant for many of the building activities. However, where APAL is not the applicant for a building activity, the ABC cannot give their approval until the applicant has first obtained the consent of the Airport Lessee Company (ALC), which is APAL, for the proposed activities.
APAL will not provide its consent before it is satisfied that the to building or other construction activity at Launceston Airport is consistent with the Launceston Airport Master Plan and Environment Strategy and other requires as is applicable.
Register of Building Applications
As of 27 March 2010, Regulation 2.04A requires certain information about building applications at Launceston Airport to be published by the ALC on the Launceston Airport website. Accordingly, this information is published by APAL in accordance with the requirements of the Regulations.
Note: The "DATE SUBMITTED" is the date that the ALC received the application from the ABC if the applicant is not the ALC and is the date the application was submitted to the ABC if the applicant is the ALC.
Building Approvals Lodged with the Airport Building Controller at Launceston Airport
|Project Title||Name of Applicant||Location of Works||Description of Works||Date of Submission||Application Status||Project Works Status|
|New Certificate of Occupancy||Cirrus (Aust) Pty Ltd||Hangar 95||Certificate of Compliance - Occupancy / Use||19/09/2018||Complete||In-Complete|
|Car Rental Office & Workshop Access||Launceston Airport||Car Rental Car Park||Install shipping container office and associated civil works.||13/01/20||Permit Approved||In-Complete|
|Water Mains Replacement||Launceston Airport||South of Building 89||Replacement of existing water main.||28/01/20||Permit Approved||In-Complete|
|ARFF Station Gym Extension||ARFF||Building 3||Alteration to existing building||26/06/2019||Awaiting additional information||In-Complete|
|Demolition of Building 91||Launceston Airport||Building 91||Demolition of Building 91||4/03/2019||Permit Approved||In-Complete|
|Demolition of ARFF Smoke Hut||Airservices Australia||Former Fire Training Ground||Demolition of ARFF Smoke Hut||19/03/2019||Permit Pending||In-Complete|
|Bureau of Meteorology Shelter||Fulton Hogan Industries||Airfield||Demolition of existing and construction of new shelter||2/05/2019||Permit Approved||In-Complete|