A third airport for Melbourne has been proposed for the south-eastern side of the city, with an influential employers' organisation suggestion that some domestic flights could be served from either Tyabb or Tooradin.
Tyabb has been specifically mooted by the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in an interview with The Age, with Tooradin or other options in West or South Gippsland also being considered.
While Tooradin is further to the east than Tyabb, both locations have existing small airfields and lie roughly within an hour of Melbourne's CBD, around 60km to the south-east.
Crucially, both options have rail lines only a few kilometres away -- a finger in the eye of Melbourne International Airport's over-priced and under-par Skybus service.
The new airport would supplement the existing main international airport at Tullamarine and the secondary low-cost option at Avalon, near Geelong to the west of Melbourne.
What's your take: are either of these locations suitable for a domestic and regional alternative to Tullamarine, serving Melbourne's populated south-eastern suburbs rather than the CBD?