Melbourne Airport

Project Type:

Airport Runway Works


Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne

Description of Works:

The project, headed by the John Holland group, was awarded the Australian Construction Achievement Award.

The project, completed in 29 days, involved widening the main north-south runway of the Melbourne Airport by

7.5m on each side to ensure Melbourne could accommodate the huge wing span of the A380 aircraft.

The project works included the excavation of 81,000 tonnes of earth and installation 7km of drainage by CDL.

The runway-widening project was the largest single airfield construction project undertaken in the airport’s 35-year history.

 John Holland Group