Enabling activities

Enabling activities are the physical activities to be undertaken at the site, primarily before the main airport works construction program begins. Enabling activities cover five packages of work, each with a separate tendering process and delivery timeframe.

  • Geotechnical investigations and bedrock analysis including over 100 additional boreholes in the runway and taxiway areas.
  • Land survey (including cadastral surveying to map the site and feature surveys), services locations and aerial photography.
  • A 12-month program of air and noise monitoring both before and during construction works.
  • Relocation of a 330-kilovolt high-voltage TransGrid transmission line from overhead to an underground cable route.
  • Early earthworks to move approximately 1 million cubic metres of earth, and potential stockpiling for on-site fill materials.

Current tenders

  • Independent Certifier Services: CLOSED (3 APRIL 2019)
  • Terminal Precinct Architect and Interior Design Services: CLOSED (21 FEBRUARY 2019)
  • Visitors Centre & Office Accommodation Works: CLOSED (4 AUGUST 2018)
  • Bulk Earthworks and Airside Civil Works - Registration of Interest (Bulk Earthworks Package A) CLOSED (24 AUGUST 2018)
  • Airport Planning Services: CLOSED (2 JULY 2018)
  • Technical Services Panel—Engineering Services: CLOSED (21 May 2018)
  • Technical Services Panel—Quantity Surveying Services: CLOSED (21 May 2018)
  • Early Earthworks—Registration of Interest: CLOSED (7 March 2018)
  • Delivery Partner—Expression of Interest: CLOSED (28 February 2018)
  • Project Manager (Definition)—Expression of Interest: CLOSED (28 February 2018)

Contracts awarded

  • The contract for Baggage Handling Concept Design was awarded to AV logic on the 26 February 2019.
  • The contract for the Airport Planner was awarded to Arup on the 12 November 2018.
  • The contract for the Visitor Centre and Office Accommodation was awarded on 26 October 2018 to Watpac Construction Pty Ltd.
  • The contract for Early Earthworks was awarded on 29 June 2018 to CPB Contractors & Lendlease Engineering Joint Venture

  • The contract for the Delivery Partner and Project Manager Definition was awarded on 29 June 2018 to Bechtel Australia


  • The contract for Land Survey Services was awarded on 15 December 2017 to Veris.
  • The contract for Geotechnical Investigation Services was awarded on 22 November 2017 to JK Geotechnics.