Major Contract

Perth Airport Expansion - Third Runway

Detailed Planning
Perth Airport Expansion - Third Runway

Perth Airport's 2020 Master Plan outlines $2.5 billion of investments for the airport over the coming decade. This investment will support the consolidation of all commercial air services into the 'Airport Central Precinct'.

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, 45 metres wide and run parallel 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. 


Procuring Agency: Perth Airport
Related contracts:
Runway Designer
Successful Tenderer - An Aurecon and AECOM Joint Venture.


Sep 2015 Perth Airport awarded an Aurecon and AECOM Joint Venture a contract to design Perth Airport's Third Runway.
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.
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 Perth Airport’s forecast growth and consolidation plans to bring it's terminals into an 'Airport Central Precinct'.
Nov 2020 Perth Airport's Major Development Plan received Federal Government Approval.
Estimated Total Cost
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Western Australia |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Project pages
Perth Airport