Approval to Carry Out a Building Activity - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to undertake building activities at a leased Australian government-owned airport. Building activities include:

  • constructing buildings or other structures
  • altering the structure of buildings or other structures
  • undertaking, constructing or altering earthworks
  • undertaking, constructing or altering engineering works, electrical works or hydraulic works
  • demolishing, destroying, dismantling or removing buildings, structures, earthworks, engineering works, electrical works or hydraulic works
  • land clearing.

An application may be for an approval of the following:

  • building permit
  • works permit
  • demolition authorisation.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You may apply for this approval if you are:

  • the airport-lessee company for the airport site, or a person on behalf of the airport-lessee company
  • the sub-lessee, or a person on behalf of the sub-lessee, of the building or of the land in or on which the building work is to be carried out
  • a person who has an interest in land at the airport, or a person on behalf of the person who has an interest in land at the airport.

You will need to provide the following information and documentation:

  • Airport-Lessee Consent (ALC), if you are not the ALC
  • a description and location of the proposed activity
  • a statement describing how the proposed building activity is consistent with the Major Development Plan for the airport (if any) and Final Master Plan (incorporating the Airport Environment Strategy) (if any)
  • a declaration from the ALC to the effect that the proposed building activity is consistent with these plans (if any)
  • two copies of the site plan, including a depiction of the proposed development
  • an estimate of the cost of works
  • specify the duration of the works
  • details of public protection and statements of precautions
  • a statement of clean up provisions.


Up to three years


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Act(s) name

Airports Act 1996 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996 Australian Government

Application process


At any time before the airport building controller has made a decision on an application for a building approval, the applicant may vary the application by giving the airport building controller written notice of the variation.

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Aviation and Airports

Contact details

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