Westralia Airports Corporation (WAC), the owner and operator of Perth Airport, has confirmed that Broad Construction Services (WA) has been selected as lead contractor to build the new domestic terminal.
Broad Construction Services (WA) will build the new $120 million terminal located adjacent to the International Terminal, which has been designed to meet the needs of air services for regional Western Australia, particularly the resource sector, as well as some interstate services.
The new terminal will cater for up to 36 aircraft, and significantly improve the customer experience for regional travellers.
With Perth Airport again being recognised as the fastest growing Australian capital city airport with a 9.4 per cent growth rate during FY10/11, commencement of these works is timely.
Construction of this terminal will provide improved facilities and services to cater for many of the 11.5 million passengers that travelled through Perth Airport during the year, which saw domestic growth increasing by 9.6% and international by 9.1%.
This strong growth came despite many markets being affected by their economic circumstances, extreme weather conditions and natural disasters.
Perth Airport Chief Executive Officer Brad Geatches said the continuing strength of the Western Australian economy, combined with the Airport’s position as the gateway to the State, contributed to these results.
Construction of the new terminal for WA is the first in a raft of major projects to transform Perth Airport in the coming years.
“In addition to the new domestic terminal, there will be a major expansion of the International Terminal with a new arrivals area and domestic pier, improved transport links, expanded car parking and increased capacity for more aircraft,” said Mr. Geatches.
“Over the next three years, we are investing $700 million to expand Perth Airport and represents the first stage towards achieving our vision to have all commercial air services operating from one location.
“We are excited to be commencing construction of the new terminal and look forward to working with Broad Construction Services to begin the transformation of our airport.”
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