Moorabbin Airport Chamber of Commerce

An organisation which strives represent members, namely pilots, aircraft owners and local airport tenants,  to improve logistics and conditions at and around Moorabbin Airport.

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NEXT NETWORKING EVENT...WEDNESDAY 27TH APRIL...

See Events page for details.

Join us at Flight Deck Bar and Grill 17:30-19:30 for an update on the Master Plan and general networking.
Speakers begin at 18:00

MEDIA RELEASE......MOORABBIN AIRPORT DRAFT MASTER PLAN....... REJECTED

Media Release 31 March 2022
The Moorabbin Airport Chamber of Commerce Inc (MACCI) is delighted with today's decision by
the Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Barnaby Joyce, to reject the Moorabbin Airport,
2021 Draft Preliminary Master Plan, a win for General Aviation in Australia
The Goodman Group took a commercial lease over Moorabbin Airport in 1999 that has been
managed by the Moorabbin Airport Corporation (MAC). Since this time, MAC has undertaken
minimal development into General Aviation and in 2020 taxiways, aircraft parking areas and
aviation hangars were destroyed to make way for large commercial warehousing, unrelated to
aviation.
This is contrary to the requirements, as set out in federal legislation, for the MAC to “promote
the sound development of civil aviation in Australia”.
MACCI believes that combined with the Australian Government recent COVID recovery plan for
aviation (The Future of Australia’ Aviation Sector - Flying to Recovery), this decision by Mr
Joyce sends a strong signal across Australia, that our airports are an important part of the
Australian infrastructure network and that the overdevelopment of aviation sites for non-aviation,
commercial purposes will not be tolerated by the Australian Government.
Over the past two years, MACCI has worked closely with the Kingston City Council (KCC) to
achieve the decision released today. The MACCI would like to acknowledge the tireless and
concerted efforts from its members and the wider aviation community and sincerely thank all
involved for their support.
Over the coming weeks and months MACCI plans to commence open and positive dialogue
with the MAC with the aim to promote and expand general aviation at Moorabbin Airport.
Until significant, positive outcomes are achieved for General Aviation, MACCI will continue to
lobby the Australian Government not to renew the Goodman Group lease and for the Australian
Government to develop and exhibit firm oversight into airport management around this great
country.
Once again, thank you Mr Joyce for stepping up and looking after General Aviation in Australia
For further information MACCI President Rob Simpson Info@macci.org.au

RECENT MACCI ACTIVITY SUMMARY FOR THE 4 MONTHS SINCE  OCTOBER 2021

Update- January 2022........Happy New Year to Members wishing 2022 is a safe and prosperous year without any lockdowns.

Some points of interest from the last quarter of 2021

  • The MACCI participated in the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee into Australian’s general aviation industry- This involved a written submission and also working with Kingston Council to assist them with details for their submission and hearing presentation. Link below to view the Mayor of Kingston’s statement. You may also like to view the last interview of the Department of Infrastructure Transport, Regional Development.

https://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=563098&fbclid=IwAR28UHGpws5WS0MkFiB5exw0AC8ST17irt4z8x62Qnffz5-u5QZpT210T94

  • In November the Chamber and some of the other affected businesses in the 2021 preliminary draft master plan were invited to an online meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Barnaby Joyce. Unfortunately the DPM was called away at short notice so the meeting went ahead with the Senior Aviation Advisor.

Outcomes from this meeting were the Deputy Prime Minister’s office will:

    1. request an “acquittal” or “stocktake” of the current state of development compared to the previous Master Plan;
    2. review the list of questions posed by MACCI and consider the other suggested actions as posed by the group;
    3. enquire as to MAC’s future plans for consultation, including providing clarity to existing tenants regarding plans to relocate them (when and where to). That is, the tenants require certainty;
    4. enquire as to the commercial terms of tenants (changes to $/m2 over time);
    5. enquire as to the available “footprint” for businesses over time – not just hangar or office space, but access to taxi-ways, aircraft parking/tiedown;
  • MACCI facilitated an online consultation/presentation from the Moorabbin Airport Corporation on the 2021 preliminary draft master plan. This meeting was also attended by Senator Sussan McDonald and staff from the Department of Transport and Infrastructure and Regional Development.
  • The Chamber hosted an onsite visit with Senator Rice to view firsthand the latest development on Moorabbin Airport- Thank you to Greg Bastian
  • In December the Chamber met with Kingston council to discuss development of council’s future aviation strategy/policy- The Chamber will be working with council in the coming months to progress this.

SUBMISSIONS SENT TO MAC IN OCTOBER 2021 RE THE DRAFT MASTER PLAN

The two attachment pdf's below are available for reading

Click here to read the Aviation Projects submission...The Consultant enlisted to provide a submission on MACCI's behalf

Click here to read the MACCI submission

VALE...Stan van de Weil....Dec 2021

Stan van de Weil died in December 2021. He had a very active life in Aviation. Born in the Netherlands and lived most of his Aviation life in Australia. He became a pilot in 1968, was involved and bought into a number of flying and charter businesses including Schutt Aviation and was a Chief Pilot. His active role during the fuel crisis and subsequent involvement with CASA was always to fight for  the existence of GA. He became a member of the Moorabbin Airport Chamber of Commerce when it first formed in 2011 and was a valued member of the Committee continuing the task of supporting GA and the development of Moorabbin Airport in particular.
RIP Stan

 

DEC 24th...XMAS IS UPON US.....UPDATE ON THE LAST 4 MONTHS WILL BE POSTED EARLY IN THE NEW YEAR.

The MACCI website has been quiet over the last 4 months. However activity has still been happening. Summary details of what has occurred over this time will be updated as soon as possible but probably not until  early January.

Rest assured that the push from MACCI and others against the Draft Master Plan has not stopped.

Rather it is progressing strongly and hopefully achieving positive outcomes.

Enjoy XMAS and let's hope for a positive 2022

 

KATOOMBA AIRPORT TO CLOSE IN MID NOVEMBER....AOPA again was live on FACEBOOK this week (26th Oct) discussing this amazing decision.

Once again , listen to Ben Morgan from AOPA  doing a live Facebook stream session last Tuesday . This is an emotional and passionate presentation with the Katoomba Airport operator who has been fighting with AOPA for over 4 years to save this airport.  It has now been deemed as having no significant value and has been told to close in mid November. The discussion highlights the impending doom surrounding the destruction of  Australia's airports including Moorabbin, Archerfield, Bankstown, Jandakot , Katoomba and more. Where will it end?

Click hear to listen once again to the recorded live broadcast.

AOPA was live on FACEBOOK last week (19th Oct) re the Draft Master Plan

Listen to Ben Morgan from AOPA  doing a live Facebook stream session last week . He shows his passion and puts clear arguments against the Draft Moorabbin Airport Master Plan.

Click hear to listen to his views that were similarly expressed  a few days before at the Consultation session (4th October) on Zoom with MACCI,  its members and MAC.

Extension approved for the Draft Master Plan Submission date...now 28th October 2021

28th October 2021 at 5:00 PM is the cut-off time for submissions to the proposed master plan for Moorabbin Airport.

Additional submissions and or ammendments can still be sent prior to that date. Please send  to MAC_MP2021@moorabbinairport.com.au or mailed to  Moorabbin Airport Corporation Pty Ltd, Airport Management Centre, 66 Bundora Parade, Moorabbin Airport Victoria 3194. Email is preferred as too late to use Aust Post.
If emailing could you please copy in this email info@macci.org.au

Go to our News page for more detail

Draft Master Plan Submission date
Monday, 12th July 2021 at 5:00 PM is the cut-off time for submissions to the proposed master plan for Moorabbin Airport.

Please ensure your submission is sent to MAC_MP2021@moorabbinairport.com.au or mailed to  Moorabbin Airport Corporation Pty Ltd, Airport Management Centre, 66 Bundora Parade, Moorabbin Airport Victoria 3194. Email is preferred as too late to use Aust Post.
If emailing could you please copy in this email info@macci.org.au

Go to our News page for more detail

Wednesday 30th June 2021 - MACCI members update meeting. A one  hour networking event will be held  at the AVIA building....21 First Av Moorabbin Airport.

There will be a presentation from Aviation Projects and the City of Kingston.  RSVP by 1700   on 29th of June.

Come and enjoy the evening of face to face networking....  FREE
Time: 6:00pm sharp....to 7:30pm

 

Monday 31st May 2021 -

The Victorian Government has launched the $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package to assist small to medium businesses and sole traders, under the circuit breaker restrictions announced on 27 May 2021.

The package will support businesses unable to operate due to these necessary public health measures, including targeted support for the events industry.

The program will open for applications on Wednesday 2 June 2021 and will remain open for three weeks. https://business.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/circuit-breaker-business-support-package/business-costs-assistance-program

Friday 21st May 2021 - Our second networking event for 2021. A free public one  hour networking event will be held this time at the AVIA building....21 First Av Moorabbin Airport.

May's special guest speaker is The Hon Bruce Billson, the new Small and Family Business Ombudsman- many of your will remember him as the Federal Minister for Small Business- He is a passionate advocate and support of Small Business.

Come and enjoy the evening of face to face networking.  FREE
Time: 6:00pm sharp....to 7:30pm

RSVP here:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/moorabbin-airport-chamber-of-commerce-business-networking-event-tickets-153587457219

Wednesday May 19th  2021 - Our second meeting to discuss the Master Plan will be  at the Flight Deck Bar & Grill (37 First Av Moorabbin Airport) .
Details on progress to date . Please attend if possible. We need your input.
Download the MAC Master Plan

Time: 6:00pm sharp....to 7:30pm

Wednesday April 28th  2021 - A free public 1 to 1.5  hour networking event at the Flight Deck Bar & Grill (37 First Av Moorabbin Airport)
hear about the Moorabbin Airport Master Plan that has just been released. Help us highlight important issues and learn about the process to make submissions.
Download the MAC Master Plan

This is your airport....it's up to you to have a say and ensure that it does not  get destroyed
Come and enjoy the evening of face to face networking. Drinks and nibbles FREE
Time: 5:30pm sharp....to 7:00pm

Moorabbin Airport Hangar

Notification: Proposed Amendment to Regulations under Airports Act 1996 – Stage 1A Open for Consultation

January 15, 2022

See the email below from the Department of Infrastructure. After some time of lobbying re the problems with the Airports Act, the government has responded below: Feedback welcome to aviationreform@infrastructure.gov.au , info@macci.org.au and or local/federal…

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Recent MACCI activity summary for the 4 months since October 2021

January 13, 2022

Update- January 2022……..Happy New Year to Members wishing 2022 is a safe and prosperous year without any lockdowns. Some points of interest from the last quarter of 2021 The MACCI participated in the Rural and…

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Moorabbin Airport Hangar

Submissions sent to MAC on behalf of MACCI re the Draft Master Plan

January 4, 2022

SUBMISSIONS SENT TO MAC IN OCTOBER 2021 RE THE DRAFT MASTER PLAN The two attachment pdf’s below are available for reading Click here to read the Aviation Projects submission…The Consultant enlisted to provide a submission…

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