Australian Government Approves Melbourne’s Domestic Terminal

Melbourne Airport, Australia, has welcomed the Federal Government’s approval of its Southern Precinct Program, which includes plans for a domestic terminal.
The Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, approved the Major Development Plan for the programme, giving it the final regulatory approval required.
Melbourne Airport’s CEO Chris Woodruff commented:  “We welcome Minister Albanese’s approval and support for this important programme of works which will enable Melbourne to become a centre of domestic aviation growth.  The projects, which are being driven by strong domestic passenger growth, will build on Melbourne Airport’s role as an employment centre and will also provide the Victorian economy with a significant boost through the construction period and ongoing operation.  We will look to finalise discussions with our airline customers with a view to the terminal being operational by mid-2015.”
Phase 1 of the programme includes development of a domestic terminal facility, 17 aircraft parking bays, ground transport facilities and road upgrades.  It’s expected that up to 490 jobs will be created on site during the construction period and an additional 1,450 ongoing jobs following the development.
The project’s are a central part of the proposed A$10 billion (US$10.4bn) programme of investment over the next 20 years to transform the airport into “Australia’s future principal aviation gateway”.
It also makes Melbourne Airport one of the largest private investors in infrastructure projects in Victoria and Australia.
 
(Image:  Melbourne Airport)

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  1. Melbourne is powerhouse of Australia, but Tullamarine Airport stay second, after leader in commercial aviation of Australia, Kingsford Smith-Sydney.
    Best hope for development and advance of Victoria and Australian hub, Melbourne airport.
    Rodney Marinkovic, AME(ret.) Krealjevo-Serbia / Sydney

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