- These projects combined will be one of the largest infrastructure investments to take place in Victoria over the next 5 years, employing approximately 1000 people.
- This is the largest upgrade of the international terminal that has been undertaken since Melbourne Airport was opened.
- There are three key objectives for the upgrades:
- Improve and expand processing and terminal facilities for passengers.
- Increase airline gate capacity.
- Upgrade the baggage system.
- The combined total to be spent on these projects is more than $330m.
- Works will be undertaken between 2007 and 2011.
- These projects have been carefully planned to ensure little or no negative impact on passengers.
- Tenders are being sought for the construction of these projects. The selected construction company will be announced by November 2007.
- The combined constructions will add a total of approximately 25,000m2 to T2.
Outbound processing (November 2007 to May 2010)
- Increase space in the outbound passenger processing zone.
- Improve efficiency of processing by reversing the order of screening/processing. Security screening will be undertaken before Customs, not after.
- X-ray stations will increase from 6 to 10.
- Customs desks will increase from 18 to 24.
- This project will add approximately 3,000m2 of floor space to the T2 Departures level.
Lounge facilities (November 2008 to December 2011)
- This is an entirely new retail precinct for international passengers. It will add more than 5,000m2 of additional space to T2, in conjunction with a major redevelopment of existing facilities.
- Passengers will have unrivalled views of the airfield - 10 metre high glass walls looking straight out in the bustling airfield.
- This project will add 50% more cafe, lounge and specialty store space to T2.
- There will be at least 10 new retail outlets in the new area.
- The area has been designed to incorporate some signature elements and design features of Melbourne distinct architecture.
Gate expansion (February 2008 to August 2009)
- This project will add an entire new concourse to T2 which will look out over the airfield from the existing terminal 'satellite'.
- This new concourse will add a 5 new aircraft parking locations, including 3 dual-level aerobridges that can accommodate an A380 'superjumbo' or two smaller aircraft.
- The design has been focused on providing the best possible views/experience to the passenger. This area will feature clean lines and floor-to-ceiling windows. Passengers will be closer to the main North/South runway than they have ever been, and will be able to watch take offs and landings from up close.
- Arriving passengers will also have a fantastic arrival experience - rather than simply 'walking the tunnel', they will now be part of the airfield action.
- This will add more than 7,000m2 to Terminal 2.
Inbound (November 2007 to December 2008)
- This expansion provides space for an extra 2 A380-capable baggage carousels.
This expansion will enable us to deliver capacity well beyond 2015.
- This project will increase space, and add a new state of the art baggage system to T2.
- Baggage throughout will be increased for outbound baggage by 50% - from 3000 bags per hour (current) to 4500 bags per hour (2012).
- Will enable quicker delivery of baggage through to aircraft.