Melbourne Airport


Managing Contractor appointed for international terminal expansion

Nov 13, 2007

Melbourne Airport has appointed a managing contractor to upgrade and expand T2, its international terminal, in a series of three projects to be completed over the next four years.

The contract was awarded to John Holland Pty Ltd and work will commence immediately with a site office being established at the airport and the T2 expansion projects starting at the end of this month.

Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff is delighted to have John Holland as the construction partner for such a significant series of projects.

“Over the next 4 years these projects represent one of the biggest private sector construction contracts in Victoria and the biggest private sector investment in transport infrastructure in this State,” he said.

“We have very particular criteria and spent months in assessing proposals. We have an excellent occupational health and safety record at this airport and it is absolutely core to our contract considerations. Aviation security requirements are another specific feature of all contracts we award so this is a unique environment to operate in,” said Mr Woodruff.

“These projects will be completed while the airport continues to operate and accommodate increased air services and more passengers over the next four years. 

We require partners who understand our business and the needs of our airline customers and millions of passengers who pass through the airport each year,” he said.

John Holland was the contractor for the highly successful 2005 runway widening project which was completed ahead of schedule, on budget and without workplace injuries and went on to win the 2006 Australian Construction Industry Award for Australia’s best infrastructure project. It was the first time the national award was made to a Victorian project.

Over the next 4 years the airport is investing a total of $330M in airport expansion which will add a new concourse with 5 new aircraft gates to the international terminal, increase the passenger precincts and deliver new cafes and bars, a completely revamped international departures precinct and an upgraded baggage system. Details of how T2 will finally look are available

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