The Airports Act 1997 requires all federally leased airports to prepare a master plan every five years to guide future growth and development over the next 20 years. Capire worked closely with the Melbourne Airport in the preparation of its preliminary draft Master Plan over an 18-month period between February 2017 and June 2018. Capire provided strategic advice about the structure of the draft Master Plan to ensure it was user friendly and met the information needs of diverse stakeholders. Capire was also the lead author of the social and economic benefits chapter of the draft Master Plan, and created the brand for the document.
The preliminary draft Master Plan went on public exhibition over a six week period during mid-2018. Capire designed the engagement strategy for community and stakeholder consultation and delivered it in partnership with Melbourne Airport. This was the largest consultation ever under taken by Melbourne Airport and has provided a benchmark for future planning and delivery of consultation.