Car park upgrade begins at Melbourne Airport
May 28, 2008
Driven by continued strong domestic passenger growth, work will begin next week on a $60 million expansion of Melbourne Airport’s car parking facilities, which will add an additional 2,300 spaces to the multi-level car park area in front of the Melbourne Airport terminal precinct.
The first of the new spaces will come online in December this year, with the project expected to be completed in May 2009.
As a result of these works, the multi-level car park will temporarily reduce by around 700 spaces, which at peak travel periods is likely to result in the short term car park reaching capacity.
Overflow arrangements will be in place while the developments are undertaken. Dedicated space will be allocated within the Long Term Car Park for Short Term Car Park users – which will be as close as possible to the terminal, minimising any inconvenience.
“With passenger growth being so strong – particularly on the domestic front, construction has been brought forward to ensure Melbourne Airport can cater for the increase in car park users,” said Melbourne Airport’s Manager Car Parks & Business Development, Shane De Wit.
“Quick and easy access to the terminals is our absolute priority and airport users can be reassured that Melbourne Airport will continue to accommodate the parking needs of all passengers and their friends and family,” said Mr De Wit.
Key advice to airport car park users:
- Melbourne Airport will accommodate your car parking needs – even on the busiest days. Contingency plans will be put into effect when either the Short Term or Long Term car parks reach capacity.
- Allow an additional 15 minutes for car parking on busy days. The busiest times of the week are Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Sunday evenings.
- Electronic signage will be in place on Airport Drive (the key entrance road to Melbourne Airport) to advise passengers of any changes to car parking arrangements.
- Visit this website before leaving for the airport to check up-to-the-minute freeway travel times and to review the latest passenger bulletins.