Melbourne Airport Terminal 2 Expansion

Melbourne Airport Terminal 2 Expansion, VIC

The $313 million Terminal 2 Expansion project was one of the largest expansions and refurbishments of the Melbourne International Terminal, since construction in 1960. 

As the works took place within an operational airport, this highly complex expansion required a high level of stakeholder collaboration, and a sophisticated approach in order to deliver the critical project and operational outcomes. To ensure operational continuity and strict safety and security compliance within airside, sterile and public zones, John Holland worked closely with the customer to implement and monitor site access and interface protocols, whilst undertaking the staged works.

The expansion created 25,000m² of new space, including a new outbound international passenger security and customs processing zone and a 7,000m² passenger concourse with five aircraft parking bays, including three gates with dual-level aerobridges to accommodate A380s. Also included was an international passenger precinct, redevelopment of retail space, and enhancement of the terminal’s baggage capabilities - resulting in a 50% improvement in outbound flight baggage delivery, increasing delivery speed from 3,000 bags per hour to 4,500 bags per hour. This expansion project provided a much needed upgrade to a dated terminal that experiences a phenomenal 26 million passenger and 195,000 aircraft movements per year.