Project

Auckland Airport Expansion

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Auckland Airport Expansion

The Auckland Airport expansion and redevelopment will deliver a new second runway as well as combine the currently separated international and domestic terminals.

The program, initially envisioned to be delivered in four phases with eight anchor projects, has been reset due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with progress on major works to be governed by the pace of aviation recovery. The reset plan identifies four anchor projects, with the other four on hold.

The four anchor projects in the August 2021 reset plan are:

  • the Domestic Jet Hub (NZ$1 billion plus)
  • Northern Network and SH20B improvements (NZ$160 million)
  • a transport hub (approximately NZ$200 million), and
  • ongoing upgrades to existing domestic terminal (NZ$75 million).

Previous anchor projects on hold as of August 2021 are:

  • expansion of international airfield and taxiway capacity
  • new cargo precinct
  • new international arrivals area, and 
  • second runway.

Key Dates

Aug 2019 Contract Award: International Taxiway & Remote Stands
Aug 2019 Contract Award: New International Arrivals Area
Aug 2019 Contract Award: Northern Network Roads Upgrades
Feb 2021 Contract Award: Domestic Jet Hub

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Auckland Airport
Related contracts:
International Taxiway & Remote Stands
Successful Tenderer - CPB Contractors

New International Arrivals Area
Successful Tenderer - Hawkins

Northern Network Roads Upgrades
Successful Tenderer - Downer

PROJECT HISTORY

2014 Auckland Airport released it’s 30 year masterplan, which the infrastructure program is based on. According to the masterplan, the expansion will be undertaken in four phases.
May 2017 A consortium comprising Mott MacDonald, Holmes Consulting, Architectus and Grimshaw was selected to design and develop a combined domestic and international terminal, which covers building works over the next 10 years. This comprises the new integrated domestic terminal, border processing expansion and transport and car parking facilities.
Jul 2017 Auckland Airport announced NZ$1.8 billion (A$1.68 billion) will be invested over 2018-2022 on projects across various phases to accommodate growing passenger and flight demand.
May 2019 CPB Contractors was selected as the preferred contractor to convert more than 250,000 square metres of land into new airfield space and to deliver an additional taxiway, extension of an existing taxiway and development of six remote stands for parking and servicing of aircraft. Construction will begin in mid-2019 with expected completion by late-2021.
Dec 2019 Works began on laying a new fuel pipeline below the airfield. This will support airfield works and any future development works undertaken to support anticipated growth.
Feb 2020 Works began to redevelop and widen Laurence Stevens Drive. The project is being undertaken by Fulton Hogan and is expected to be complete by the end of 2020.
Mar 2020 Auckland Airport announced that it has decided to suspend selected capital expenditure projects with a completed value of more than NZ$2 billion until there is more certainty about the impact on the aviation sector following the spread of COVID-19. While some smaller projects are still under review, the suspended projects include the second runway, Domestic Jet Hub, a multi-storey car park and Park-and-Ride South.
Aug 2021 The Auckland Airport announced a refreshed pathway for its forward infrastructure program. Four of the eight previous anchor projects remain on hold, while some works on the Domestic Jet Hub, Northern Network and SH20B improvements, a new transport hub, and ongoing upgrades to existing domestic terminal were expected to continue. Their phased progress is to be determined by the pace of aviation sector's recovery from COVID-19.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New Zealand |
Resources
Project website
Auckland Airport
Major Contract

Auckland Airport Expansion - Domestic Jet Hub

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Auckland Airport Expansion - Domestic Jet Hub

The Auckland Airport - Domestic Jet Hub project will deliver a new domestic jet terminal connected to the existing international terminal. The new NZ$1 billion plus Hub will provide direct access between domestic and international travel and reduced connection times.

As part of the August 2021 reset in its forward infrastructure program, Auckland Airport expects the progress on major works of the Domestic Jet Hub to be governed by the pace of aviation recovery.

Key Dates

Feb 2020 Contract Award

Procurement

Procurement note:

An interim project alliance agreement has been reached between Auckland Airport, Hawkins, Fletcher Construction, and Mott Macdonald, with the agreement to be finalised once financial issues are agreed upon by the alliance parties.

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2020 An interim project alliance agreement was reached between Auckland Airport, Hawkins, Fletcher Construction, and Mott Macdonald, with the agreement to be finalised once financial aspects are agreed upon by the alliance parties.
Mar 2020 Auckland Airport announced that it has decided to suspend selected capital expenditure projects with a completed value of more than NZ$2 billion until there is more certainty about the impact on the aviation sector following the spread of COVID-19. While some smaller projects are still under review, the suspended projects include the second runway, Domestic Jet Hub, a multi-storey car park and Park-and-Ride South.
Aug 2021 Announcing a reset in its forward infrastructure plan, the Auckland Airport said enabling works for the Domestic Jet Hub will commence in early 2022. This includes demolishing and relocating the legacy eastern baggage hall, livestock holding area, and waste disposal facilities, relocating key utilities, relocating the operations control centre and emergency operations centre, and carrying out ground, services, and technical investigations. Timing on major works of the project are to be determined by the pace of aviation sector's recovery from COVID-19.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Location
New Zealand |
Resources
Media releases
2019/05/21
2021/08/09
Project pages
Auckland Airport
Major Contract

Auckland Airport Expansion - Cargo Facility

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Auckland Airport Expansion - Cargo Facility

The Auckland Airport - Cargo Facility is one of the eight initial anchor projects and will deliver a new cargo facility as part the overall expansion plan.

As part of the August 2021 reset in its forward infrastructure program, Auckland Airport announced the progress of the Cargo Facility is on hold, and that it expects the future developments to be governed by the pace of aviation recovery.

Key Dates

2022 Phase Two Commencement

PROJECT HISTORY

Mar 2020 Auckland Airport announced that it has decided to suspend selected capital expenditure projects with a completed value of more than NZ$2 billion until there is more certainty about the impact on the aviation sector following the spread of COVID-19. While some smaller projects are still under review, the suspended projects include the second runway, Domestic Jet Hub, a multi-storey car park and Park-and-Ride South.
Aug 2021 As part of the August 2021 reset in its infrastructure program, Auckland Airport announced the progress of the Cargo Facility is on hold, and that it expects the future developments to be governed by the pace of aviation recovery.
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New Zealand |
Resources
Media releases
2019/05/21
2021/08/09
Major Contract

Auckland Airport Expansion - Second Runway

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Auckland Airport Expansion - Second Runway

The Auckland Airport Expansion - Second Runway is one of the eight initial anchor projects of the Airport's exansion plan, and will deliver an additional runway located to the north of the new combined domestic and international terminal and will run parallel with the existing southern runway.

As part of the August 2021 reset in its forward infrastructure program, Auckland Airport announced the progress of the Second Runway is on hold, and that it expects future developments to be governed by the pace of aviation recovery.

Key Dates

2028 Expected Construction Completion

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2018 Auckland Airport lodged two Notice of Requirement (NoR) applications with Auckland Council to revise the dimensions of the new runway. The NoR applications seek to extend the runway length from 2150 metres to 2983 metres and move it 72 metres north of the originally approved location. The new runway will primarily support aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 777 and 787.
Dec 2018 Auckland Council recommended that the NoRs be confirmed subject to conditions with the Airport deciding to accept the majority of what was recommended.
Mar 2020 Auckland Airport announced that it has decided to suspend selected capital expenditure projects with a completed value of more than NZ$2 billion until there is more certainty about the impact on the aviation sector following the spread of COVID-19. While some smaller projects are still under review, the suspended projects include the second runway, Domestic Jet Hub, a multi-storey car park and Park-and-Ride South.
Aug 2021 As part of the August 2021 reset in its forward infrastructure program, Auckland Airport announced the progress of the Second Runway is on hold, and that it expects future developments to be governed by the pace of aviation recovery.
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New Zealand |
Resources
Media releases
2019/05/21
2021/08/09
Other
Project Page
Major Contract

Auckland Airport Expansion - Transport Hub

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Auckland Airport Expansion - Transport Hub

The Auckland Airport Expansion - Transport Hub is one of the eight initial anchor projects identified in the Auckland Airport Expansion program. The project will be delivered outside the existing international terminal, and will include:

  • a new covered pick-up / drop-off area
  • valet services, and
  • covered car parks connected to the terminal by an enclosed pedestrian bridge.

The transport hub is expected to accommodate both commercial and public transport options.

As part of the August 2021 reset, the progress on major works of the Hub was expected to be governed by the pace of aviation recovery. 

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Auckland Airport

PROJECT HISTORY

Aug 2021 As part of the August 2021 reset, Auckland Airport announced that the Transport Hub will progress as one of four active anchor projects. However, it is anticipated that the progress on major works of the Hub will be governed by the pace of aviation recovery.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New Zealand |
Resources
Media releases
2021/08/09