September 16, 2013
HERE is the September update for the redevelopment projects happening at Perth Airport.
TERMINAL 1 EXPANSION
Work is scheduled to be completed by late-October on the new International Arrivals where visitors and those returning home will experience a new arrivals process.
You will disembark the aircraft on level 1 and walk through a larger and newer inbound duty free store named ‘JR Duty Free’ which will house an extensive range of products and choice for consumers. Next, you will enter the expanded border control area where it is now on level 1 and is twice the size of the current one and will aim at reducing queues and wait times.
Work will continue on the ground floor where three new double-loop and one single loop baggage conveyors are installed and the Quarantine section is expanded.
TERMINAL 2 SHORT-TERM CAR PARK
The new Terminal 2 Short-Term car park is soon to be opened in October and adds convenience to those travelling intrastate. It will be located to the right of the entrance of the drop-off/pick-up area of Terminal 2 on Sugarbird Lady Road.
Environmental approvals have been granted, Commonwealth and State Government funding has been approved and the scope of works agreed to, along with the upgrade of the Tonkin Highway/Horrie Miller Drive intersection.
Clearing has commenced at the intersection of Leach Highway and Abernethy Road, and at the intersection of Tonkin Highway, Horrie Miller Drive and Kewdale Road.
Work will commence soon on the temporary realignment of Horrie Miller Drive and Kewdale Road, which will be in place for 18 months while the bridge at this intersection is being built. This will involve night-time lane closures starting in mid-September. This work will impact all traffic accessing Perth Airport’s Terminals 1 and 2 along Horrie Miller Drive so please expect delays.
Planning is well progressed on the development of a third (or parallel) runway at Perth Airport, and consultation with airlines is continuing.
We are currently finalising the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for a three-runway system based on recommendations by air navigation experts on the design of the airspace.
We are also working closely with Airservices Australia and in-principle agreement has been reached on how the runway should operate to achieve maximum capacity.
Simulation modelling is currently underway and a further briefing will be provided to the airlines in the coming months. They will use this information to assess the impact of the three-runway operations on their business (for example, track miles, taxiing distances/time etc) and this will enable them to confirm their final position.
DOMESTIC PIER – Under construction
MULTI-STOREY CARPARK – In planning
THIRD RUNWAY – In planning
TERMINAL 1 EXPANSION – Under construction
GATEWAY WA – Under construction