Southern Precinct Project
Preparations underway on first phase of SPP Stage 1
An integrated landside, terminal and airside development is set to start that will strengthen Melbourne’s position as the centre of growth in domestic air travel.
The Southern Precinct Project (SPP) Stage 1 will be a long-term phased development that will help manage our growth while providing a significant boost to the Victorian economy during both its construction and operation phases.
Stage 1 focuses on the area south of the existing Terminal 3 (Virgin Australia and REX) and around Terminal 4 (Tiger Airways).
The first phase of Stage 1 is expected to be complete in mid-2015 and will include:
• A new domestic terminal building
• 17 new aircraft parking bays and taxi lanes
• Dedicated ground transport facilities
• Improvements to the airport’s road network
Early works are due to commence in May with construction on the new terminal expected to start in the last quarter of 2013. The new terminal will be built on 20,000 square meters of land, between the existing Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 buildings. The new terminal will have a capacity to cater for up to 10 million passengers per year.
Future phases under SPP Stage 1 will include an even further expanded terminal to 35,000 square meters, catering for 20 million passengers.
The Master Development Plan (MDP) for the Southern Precinct Program was exhibited for 60 business days in 2012. The MDP was approved by the Federal Government in April 2013.