28-Aug-2012 8:37 AM

Melbourne Airport CEO outlines development plans including new access road

Australia's Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff outlined (28-Aug-2012) the airport's infrastructure plans. The airport is planning a single direction elevated road to provide access for projected passenger traffic of 60 million p/a. The road is estimated to cost "several hundred million dollars" and will be constructed in stages. Mr Woodruff said, "The project is still very much in its early stages of design and planning and is also several years from completion, but it’s the kind of major project that is necessary for us to meet the future demand for access to Melbourne Airport." Mr Woodruff also said the airport plans to invest more than AUD1 billion (USD1.04 billion) over the next five years in infrastructure projects, including the Southern Precinct domestic terminal and the refurbishment of Terminal 3. The airport plans to release its draft master plan for the next 20 years of development for public comment in early 2013. [more - original PR]

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