Tyabb Airfield - Precinct Plan & Community Reference Group

Tyabb Airfield - Position Statement

In response to a Notice of Motion by Watson ward Councillor Julie Morris, Council has prepared this position statement relating to the Tyabb Airfield, as of 13 August 2020, pursuant to the Planning & Environment Act 1987 and the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme.

Tyabb Airfield - Position Statement

Tyabb Airfield Noise Model Report

Marshall Day Acoustics Pty Ltd has prepared a noise model report (November 2019) on behalf of Council in relation to the Tyabb Airfield. The report provides a technical input to the discussion of noise management associated with aircraft movements.

The report is primarily based on the Australian Noise Exposure (ANE) /noise contour methodology, as explained in the introductory sections of the report. However, the report does not constitute an approved Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (approved by Airservices Australia).

Equally, as a technical report only, it has not been adopted by Council nor does it represent a position of Council.  The report states that: “the areas of the contours do not represent the extent of areas affected by aircraft noise, nor do they represent a bound of potential effects. The contours are presented and merely correspond to the noise metrics routinely used to provide information about aircraft noise information”.

It is important to note that:

  • The model report is based on a range of assumptions and generalisations regarding aircraft types, the number of movements, flight paths, hours of operation, increase in aircraft movements over time etc as outlined in report.  

  • The report is based on modelling, not on ground noise measurement

  • Noise levels in the report are generally expressed in terms of annual average daily noise levels, that is, the modelled annual exposure divided by 365 days, rather than maximum expected noise levels on specific days, peak periods etc.  

  • ANE and N Contour measurements are used primarily to provide aircraft noise information and to assess the suitability of sites for new development in proximity to airports. The model report does not seek to provide modelling based on other standards, such as Appendix E of the Australian Standard AS2021-2015 (Acoustics—Aircraft noise intrusion— Building siting and construction).

The report should be read in the context of these limitations.

Sections of the report may be downloaded :

In addition to the Noise Model Report, Marshall Day also undertook some limited noise measurement (in February 2019) as part of the project and that report can can be found here :

Tyabb Airfield Noise Measurement Survey – Feb 2019(PDF, 1MB)

Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan

The Tyabb airfield and the surrounding areas require careful planning to provide for the long-term operation of the airfield while protecting the safety and amenity of residents. The Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan(TAPP) thus aims to achieve a “balanced, fair and sustainable co-existence” between airfield operations and the amenity of the local community.

Following consideration of more than 140 submissions received during the exhibition period, Council adopted the Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan 2017 at its meeting on 4 December 2017.

 A copy of the adopted plan is available by following this link Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan.

The Council resolution states:

That the Planning Services Committee adopts the Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan, including the roles and responsibilities of agencies and authorities .

That the proposed Noise Management Plan be undertaken as soon as possible. 

Further details of the actions and recommendations are available here .

An overview of roles and responsibilities of agencies and authorities in relation to aviation are summarised here.

Tyabb Airfield Planning Scheme Amendment C233morn

Council resolved to seek authorisation to exhibit the amendment from the Minister for Planning on 17 February 2020.

Further information can be found at Planning Scheme Amendments under Planning Scheme Amendments awaiting Authorisation

Community Reference Group 

As part of the implementation of the Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan, and following an Expression of Interest process, Council has established the Tyabb Airfield Community Reference Group (CRG).

The members of the CRG are intended to provide a  connection between the group and the wider community.

The membership of the CRG is outlined in the link below:

Download: Membership of the Tyabb Airfield Community Reference Group

To contact the CRG please email tyabbairfieldcrg@mornpen.vic.gov.au or call Planning Support on 5950 1010.

The minutes from the latest meeting of the Tyabb Airfield CRG are available here:

Download: Tyabb Airfield CRG - Meeting 4 Minutes 13 March 2019(PDF, 198KB)

Further Information

Phone: 5950 1003

Email: strategic.admin@mornpen.vic.gov.au