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 thus aims to achieve a “balanced, fair and sustainable co-existence” between airfield operations and the amenity of the local community.

An initial public consultation was held in April which included a notice in local newspapers, mail notification to more than 2,000 addresses, and three drop-in sessions at the Tyabb Hall. A draft Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan (TAPP) was prepared and placed on public exhibition until the 30th of September 2017. Two drop-in sessions were also held in late August during the exhibition period. Numerous submissions have been received and reviewed by Council officers. A report on the submissions has been prepared and shared with the consultants engaged in the preparation of the plan. A Council report on the TAPP and a revised final TAPP will be presented to Council during the Council Meeting on Monday, 4 December 2017.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Council Meeting at the Rosebud Council Chambers from 7 pm.

Key implementation actions and recommendations

Key actions and recommendations proposed in the draft TAPP include:

  • Creation of a new Council webpage for the Tyabb Airfield providing links to the TAPP and relevant information.
  • Establishment of a Community Reference Group (CRG) with an independent chairperson.
  • Airservices Australia are proposed to remain the primary point of contact for noise complaints – but, with the agreement of the complainant, referral to the Peninsula Aero Club (PAC) and the CRG for resolution. The Airfield operator is also encouraged to establish and implement a complaints procedure to investigate and resolve complaints which may be publicly reported through the Community Reference Group.
  • Planning, design and construction of a widening of the sealed section of the main runway (i.e. from 10 m to 18 m) to a standard width runway to support improved operational safety.
  • PAC strongly encouraged to prepare a comprehensive Master Plan for the airfield and to provide more information on their actions to support the Fly Neighbourly Advice relating to airfield operations.
  • All circuit training and gyrocopters to be limited to a designated flight path.
  • Preparation by the PAC of an Aircraft Noise Management Plan in conjunction with the proposed Community Reference Group.
  • Various planning scheme changes including the preparation of a Design and Development Overlay which would apply to the approach and departure paths and public safety areas to prevent structures which may reduce safety, and a local planning policy recognising the activities of the airfield and seeking to avoid future land use conflicts.
  • Provision for a single hangar storing a maximum of two planes, on each of the residential lots on the west side of Stuart Road, which adjoin the airfield, for private use only.
  • Possible future investigation of relocation of the main runway further to the south to improve safety – but only to be considered in the light of the implementation of other actions recommended in the TAPP.
  • No expansion of the Special Use Zone 3 – Airfield Development Zone.
  • No change to the status/use of the east west runway.
  • No introduction of an Airport Environs Overlay.

To view details of the draft plan

Download here: Draft Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan(PDF, 5MB)

Hard copies of the Plan are also available for inspection at the Shire offices in Hastings (Cnr High Street and Marine Parade, Hastings), Mornington (Queen Street, Mornington), and Rosebud (Besgrove Street, Rosebud), between 8.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Mon – Friday.