Register of Building Applications

Information about application for building activities at Launceston Airport


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
Control Tower Stairs and Roof Access Maz Building Maintenance Pty Ltd Control Tower Install an external compliant exit stair and external roof maintenance ladder to the existing Control Tower 08/12/23 Pending Not started
Taxiway Alpha Launceston
TWY Alpha between TWY Delta and the holding point of RWY 14R Drainage and reconstruction work to replace a section of concrete pavement on TWY Alpha between TWY Delta and the holding point of RWY 14R 26/09/23 In
In Progress
of Electric
Carpark Installation
of EV
station for
airport fleet
07/06/23 Under
Not started
08/03/23 In progress Incomplete
Access Control Upgrades Launceston Airport Airport precinct Upgrade access system for entire Airport precinct. 01/03/23 In Progress In-complete
of sections
of terminal
05/01/23 In progress Not started
Terminal forecourt pedestria… Launceston Airport Front of Terminal Install new railing for passenger safety 7-Feb-22 In progress In-Complete
Terminal Building Check In a... Launceston Airport Terminal Building Expansion of check in hall and new security screening 1/9/21 Ready For Review In-Complete
Water Treatment Plant Geotechnical Investigation Launceston Airport North eastern Section Launceston Airport property Geotechnical investigation of soil conditions by test pitting 9/8/22 Under assessment In-complete

Australia Pacific Airports (Launceston) acknowledges the First Nations people and Traditional Owners of Tasmania including the Land that Launceston Airport operates on. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all other First Nations People.