Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

$60 million hotel launched at Essendon Airport

Media Release


22 July 2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today officially launched the new $60 million Hyatt Place Hotel at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, with the hotel set to deliver jobs and economic prosperity to the area.

Mr Truss welcomed the investment, which in addition to supporting aviation, will help drive future economic activity in Melbourne's North-West, creating around 400 jobs during the construction phase and ongoing employment at the Events Centre.

“Airports are now business destinations in their own right and provide a powerful economic engine for their home region and local communities,” Mr Truss said.

“Not only will this development contribute towards local job creation on-site, the broader economy will benefit through the demand for day-to-day goods and services needed to operate the facilities.”

Mr Truss said Essendon Airport formed an important part of the local economy and, with the Australian Government approving the airport's Master Plan in May 2014 and the Major Development Plan for the new hotel in November 2014, today's launch will help build a strong and sustainable future for the airport.

“The aviation sector makes a valuable contribution to Australia's national prosperity, with Essendon alone providing over 4,200 local jobs,” Mr Truss said.

“Essendon Airport has set out a clear direction of what it wants to achieve over the next 20 years and this development forms part of this commitment.

“With the airport supporting the movement of goods and people between regional centres in south-east Australia, the opening of this hotel in early-2017 will provide a great place for people to gather and stay.”

A copy of Essendon Airport's Master Plan is available at: