Melbourne Airport to get $10 billion upgrade

By Margaret Bux
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Over the next 20 years Melbourne Airport will invest up to $10 billion to enhance and expand  facilities. Projects currently underway to meet future demand include.

  • improving access: Airport Drive – Construction was officially launched on the extension of Airport Drive and enhancement of Steele Creek on 1 July. This significant road project will provide a new direct link between Melbourne Airport and the M80 Ring Road as well as reduce congestion on the Tullamarine Freeway and local roads by extending Airport Drive between Sharps Road and Mercer Drive. There has been more than 106,600 construction hours worked with zero lost time injuries (LTIs). The project is on schedule for completion in mid-2015.
  • increasing capacity: T2 Arrivals expansion – Expansion of the T2 arrivals area is on schedule for completion at the end of this year. Recent milestones include the opening of additional seating in the international arrivals hall and the completion of the northern section of the new quarantine search facility. The southern section of the quarantine search facility is progressing well and will be completed over the coming months. Once finished the expanded arrivals hall will include new flight information screens, digital media screens and new walkways from Customs through to the baggage reclaim hall. The project has worked more than 126,000 man hours with zero LTIs and is due to be delivered in December 2014.
  • increasing capacity: new Terminal 4 – The structure of our new domestic terminal is now taking shape following preparatory works over the last few months. Construction of the steel frame has commenced and concrete slabs for the floors will be poured over the coming months. The project has worked more than 194,000 construction hours with one LTI. The  new Terminal 4 will be home to Jetstar, Tigerair and Rex.

Photo by Jetstar Airways


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