$300m Melbourne Airport upgrades
Posted on 25 June 2019
Taxiway Zulu has broken ground at Melbourne Airport; one of the biggest upgrade projects since the airport opened in 1970. Fulton Hogan has been contracted to complete the works which are expected to cost around $300 million and create hundreds of jobs.
The taxiway will require 250,000 square metres of new pavement to be developed and hopes to set a benchmark for sustainable infrastructure.
Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation, David Hall, has stated that the purpose of the project is to improve the efficiency of movement around the airport and support growing international connectivity.
“When completed, these new taxiways will mean better on time performance for flights, more space for international aircraft and access to new destinations – it’s all part of our vision to support Melbourne on its journey to become Australia’s biggest city,” Hall said.
The project is expected to take three and a half years to complete and is not expected to cause any significant interruptions to the traffic flow at the busy airport.