Terminal 2 (Mar 2013)

The $120 million Terminal 2 (T2) was the first new terminal to be built at Perth Airport in 26 years. It is located next to the current International Terminal (T1) and is home to Alliance Airlines, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Tigerair Australia.

Airport Drive (Jul 2015)

Construction has finished on a new access road called Airport Drive, connecting Airport Central (the consolidated precinct) around Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal (T2).

Virgin Australia Domestic Pier (Nov 2015)

The most significant of the current redevelopment projects is the $200 million Domestic Pier, which became home to Virgin Australia on 22 November 2015.

Terminal 1 International Arrivals Expansion (Nov 2015)

The $80 million International Arrivals Expansion project transformed the customer experience. The Immigration area, twice the size of the old area, is now located on level 1 next to a greatly expanded new arrivals JR/Duty Free store. Passengers then travel down new escalators to the ground floor.

Terminal 3 Expansion and Upgrade (Dec 2015)

Perth Airport have invested more than $30 million to continue to improve facilities in Terminal 3 (T3).  This work builds on the upgrade completed in 2011, when the level 1 departures area was remodelled.

Terminal 1 International Departures Expansion and Upgrade (Mar 2016)

Exciting new retail outlets have been fitted-out, along with the construction of a central dining area that offers a great range of food and beverage options.

Gateway WA (Apr 2016)

Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project in consultation with Main Roads WA is the state’s largest ever road project, designed to improve the safety and efficiency of one of WA’s most important transport hubs.

Construction began in 2013 and includes benefits to cyclists and pedestrians, with more than 21 kilometres of shared path and local connections installed.

The project has provided an iconic entrance to Western Australia that will be the first impression of visitors to the state for years to come.


Terminal 1 Forecourt and Car Park Expansion

In December 2014, construction commenced on the realignment of Horrie Miller Drive leading to T1, to allow for the expansion of the T1 forecourt into a 27 metre landscaped entry plaza in front of the new T1 Domestic Pier. This will be extended across the front of the terminal during 2015 and 2016.

The new forecourt plaza will include covered waiting areas near the pick-up/drop-off lanes and bus area that will provide protection from the elements, as well as a relaxed, landscaped and smoke free forecourt environment for passengers and other visitors to the airport.

The T1 Short Term car park is also being expanded to provide 1826 car bays and 52 dedicated motorcycle bays, including a mix of disabled access bays, ‘parents with prams’, hourly and short term overnight bays, along with dedicated Small Charter Vehicle and car rental areas.


Third Runway

To meet future demand, important early stage planning for the new runway project has already progressed.

In 2015, Perth Airport approved a $45 million investment in pre-construction activities that includes environmental and other approvals, airspace design and public consultation, associated with the development of the new runway.

A contract has been awarded to design the new runway (03R/21L) and the international apron that will support further expansion of international terminal facilities.

The new runway will be 2,700 metres long and 45 metres wide, running parallel to the existing main runway and located between Terminal 1 and Abernethy Road.  The project also includes approximately nine kilometres of taxiways, which will integrate the runway with the current airfield.

There will also be an investment in associated infrastructure and systems for the safe and efficient use of the new runway such as lighting, navigation aids and an additional firefighting and rescue station.

Forrestfield-Airport Link

Perth Airport has been working closely with the State Government over the past two years to determine the options for getting public transport to the airport, specifically a railway.

The rail link will connect with the existing Midland line near Bayswater Station and will run to Forrestfield through underground tunnels, to ensure minimal impact on the existing land and road network.

The first trains will begin running on the line in 2020.


New International Terminal Pier

While the expansion and upgrade of the current international arrivals and departures area which was completed in 2015, has greatly improved the customer experience, it will not meet forecast demand or service level expectations beyond 2020.

The proposed new 20,500 square metre International Pier will include a new international departures area, a greatly expanded retail offering, new airline lounges with direct boarding onto aircraft and new aerobridge-serviced aircraft parking positions suitable for wide-bodied aircraft.

Automated people mover

To streamline the efficiency of transport to Perth Airport, an Automated People Mover (APM) will transfer passengers and employees between the terminals, transport modes and other facilities in Airport Central.

As the number of vehicle movements in and around Airport Central grows, the APM will enhance the airport experience for visitors, while providing excellent comfort and convenience.

Multi-storey car parking facilities

Passenger growth, along with new and improved car parking facilities have driven an increase in car park usage, particularly for long-term parking. It is expected that by 2034 approximately 35,000 car parking bays will be required across the airport estate.

Over time, the current ‘at-grade’ car parks will be progressively replaced by multi-storey car parks to meet the growing demand. These buildings may also provide facilities for car rental and small charter vehicles (SCVs).

The multi-storey car parks will be linked directly to the terminals by covered walkways.

To read more about Perth Airport’s completed projects, click here.

To read more about Gateway WA, click here.

To read more about the Terminal 1 Forecourt and Car Park Expansion, click here.

To read more about the third runway, click here.

To read more about the Forrestfield-Airport Link, click here.

Image(s): Editor, Perth Airport.



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