The proposed extension of the runway at Wellington International Airport would extend the runway 355 metres out into Lyall Bay providing a total runway length of 2,300 metres. The extension would increase the capacity and ability of the airport to service international flights, particularly larger wide-bodied aircraft that conduct long-haul services.
The extension works would also include:
- extending the existing Moa Point Road tunnel underpass
- erecting a protection structure over Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant main outfall pipeline
- construction and maintenance of a Submerged Wave Focusing Structure in Lyall Bay, and
- landscape and amenity improvement works.
|Apr 2016||Wellington International Airport Limited (WIAL) lodged a Resource Consent Application with the Wellington City Council (WCC) and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) for the project.|
|Mar 2017||Wellington International Airport Limited's (WIAL) Resource Consent Application was put on indefinite hold to appeal separate proceedings regarding a challenge to the airport's safety areas to the Supreme Court. WIAL has stated that until the issue is resolved it represents an impediment to Wellington progressing its Resource Consent Application.|
|Apr 2019||WIAL withdrew its application for resource consents associated with an extension to the runway. WIAL intends to lodge an updated application.|
|Oct 2019||Wellington Airport released its 2040 Masterplan. The Plan flags more than NZ$1 billion (A$920 million) in infrastructure upgrades. This includes the potential runway extension, along with upgrades to passenger terminals and facilities for non-scheduled movements, such as freight and medical services.|
Wellington City Council Resource Consent Application Report - October 2016