Victorian Greens position on proposed third runway at Melbourne Airport

The Victorian Greens do not support the expansion of Melbourne Airport and the construction of a third runway.

In the time of a climate crisis, we need to be rapidly reducing the emissions and air pollution caused by the transport sector to protect the health and wellbeing of our community and our planet.

The community are concerned about the noise and health impacts of this proposed runway, in addition to the fact that there are no plans for a curfew.

The Victorian Greens call on the State Government to rescind their support for this expansion and oppose the third runway at Melbourne Airport.

The Greens believe the federal government needs to urgently invest in alternatives to air travel, like high-speed rail to reduce emissions from aviation.