HUME Council will look into the possibility of constructing a transmitter tower at Oaklands Junction so visitors can to listen to communications from Tullamarine Airport traffic controllers.
Cr Jack Ogilvie moved at last week's council meeting for the erection of a tower, which could be located at the Oaklands Junction visitor bay on Sunbury-Bulla Road.
All councillors, except Cr Adem Atmaca, supported the motion.
"The idea behind this is ... I've seen people down there and they have these small hand transmitters which pick up the discussions between the airport traffic controllers and the planes [pilots]," Cr Ogilvie said.
"I spoke to a person who knows a bit about this and they said you can put up a tower which would be about three metres with a transmitter on it and a solar panel that will generate the transmission.
"What it will enable our people to do is, for example, tune into 88.2 on the FM broadband in the car radio and you can hear what's happening between the airport traffic control and the [pilots] in the air.
"You get a lot of people down there watching the planes and I think we should be looking at it and I don't think it would cost a lot of money."
One of the vendors at the site, who declined to be named, said he wasn't sure how it would work.
"With the internet and iPhones, people can listen into the radio that way. Not many people stay and watch the planes, most are there to park. In my opinion, it wouldn't really be needed. If it was years ago, I could understand more."