Perth Airport Expansion - Third Runway


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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Perth Airport Expansion - Third Runway

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Credibly proposed
SECTOR: Other transport
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

Perth Airport will deliver a third runway before the end of the decade (subject to demand).
The third runway is proposed to be 3,000 metres long and 45 metres wide and run parrallel to the existing main runway. It will be located between the current international terminal (T1) and Abernethy Road.

The development will also include approximately nine kilometres of taxiways and other associated airfield infrastructure and systems.




Related Contracts:
The design of the new runway and international apron was awarded to a Aurecon AECOM Joint Venture in September 2015.




Nov 2020: Perth Airport's Major Development Plan received Federal Government Approval.

Jul 2019: Perth Airport released the preliminary draft of its Master Plan 2020. The third runway is a key element of the airport's development plans and forms part of the $2.5 billion investments for the airport over the coming decade. The runway will support the Perth Airport’s forecast growth and consolidation plans to bring it's terminals into an 'Airport Central Precinct'.

Jun 2018: Perth Airport Corporation released a preliminary draft major development plan for the new runway for public comment. This plan is due to be submitted to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and regional Development in late-2019 for consideration.



Further Information

Infrastructure Australia lists the new runway as a medium term (5-10 years) Priority Initiative on its Infrastructure Priority List.

Last reviewed: 16/04/2021

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