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Melbourne Airport reveals concept images for international terminal upgrade

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 24, 2014

A concept image for Melbourne Airport's international terminal. (Melbourne Airport)
A concept image for Melbourne Airport’s international terminal. (Melbourne Airport)

Melbourne Airport has unveiled a number of concept images for a proposed upgrade to the international terminal at Tullamarine.

The concept images of a revamped T2 were shown to an audience of about 700 at Melbourne Airport’s annual stakeholder meeting at Melbourne Town Hall on September 15.

“Our international terminal will be the centrepiece of our physical and customer experience transformation,” Melbourne Airport chief executive Chris Woodruff said at the meeting.

“As you can see we are planning more gates, more space and more retail outlets and this is just the beginning.

“By the time we are finished it will be clear to passengers from the moment they step off the plane that they have arrived in Australia and more specifically in Melbourne.

“We are also creating more lounges for our airlines and a better environment for our transit passengers.”

A concept image for Melbourne Airport's international terminal. (Melbourne Airport)
A concept image for Melbourne Airport’s international terminal. (Melbourne Airport)

Capital expenditure at Melbourne Airport – which opened in 1970 and whose exterior has been largely untouched since – was $420 million in 2013/14.


Spending on capital works was forecast to reach to $700 million in 2014/15 as the airport completed construction on a new terminal, T4, for Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and Rex, finished 21 new aircraft parking bays and a new transport hub to open in 2015, in addition to more retail space and upgrades to parking.

Also, construction works were underway for expansion within the arrivals area of the international terminal, offering more space for customs, quarantine and immigration.

There was also a new elevated road being built to make it easier for those driving to the airport to pick up or drop off passengers, Woodruff said.


“This will be another record year of investment for another year of transformation,” Woodruff said.

There was also a new business park with warehouse and logistics facilities for TNT, Toll Group and DHL, as well as a new hotel and apartment facility.

Comment (1)

  • Paule


    Now lets get that airport rail-link done. Then it may take less than an hour to get to the airport on almost any afternoon. Give people the option and less cars would be needed to get people to the airport. Oh.. and make it work well. Build it with check-in facilities at Southern Cross. Use HKG as the blueprint. But “he’s dreaming”. No politician in Victoria has that sort of vision!

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