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Melbourne Airport cargo facility underway

By Hpanchal on August 12, 2013

Preliminary work at Melbourne Airport’s southern precinct has begun with phase two of the Melbourne Airport Cargo Estate underway.

Melbourne Airport is the leading Australian airport for airfreight exports, handling more than 40 percent of all airfreight leaving Australia.

The cargo estate is scheduled to be completed in September and will add about 2,000 square meters (21,528 square feet) of warehouse space. It’s occupied by Panalpina and ABR Aviation Services.

The project also includes the extension of Airside Road, providing direct access to the airfield from the new estate.

In addition, construction on the extension of Airport Drive, which will create a new entrance to Melbourne Airport, will begin shortly. This project will improve ground transport access in and around the airport’s precinct. A new road will provide access to Melbourne Airport's southern precinct including the business park and freight areas.

The Foxtrot apron infill project will be done by the end of 2013. It will create about 30,000 square meters (323,000 square feet) of new apron parking. In addition, about 68,000 square meters (732,000 square feet) of concrete is being replaced across three taxi lanes.