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Construction of the Taxiway Zulu program at Melbourne Airport commences

Yesterday the official ground breaking ceremony took place to mark the commencement of works at Melbourne Airport for the construction of the Taxiway Zulu Program, and a new Northern Access Route.

The $300 million project forms part of a broader airfield development program and is the largest single airfield investment for the airport since it’s opening in 1970. The new taxiway network will enable the future expansion of the international terminal, improve aircraft movements in the airport’s northern precinct and support the operations of a future third runway.

This is Fulton Hogan’s ninth successive project for Melbourne Airport and it is expected to be complete by late 2022.

Fulton Hogan Chief Executive Officer Duncan Gibb said, “The reason we are here today is because of our excellent safety and operational performance over the last ten years. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our teams we have delivered more than a million man-hours without injury.

“During the construction of Taxiway Zulu, we aim to minimise the impact to Melbourne Airport operations, which is of fundamental importance and what we will be measured by. We thank Melbourne Airport for this opportunity to work together again and look forward to a great outcome.”

For more information please follow www.melbourneairport.com.au/Corporate/News/Ground-broken-in-record-investment-at-Melbourne-Ai

Image: Fulton Hogan Construction Management Team (L-R): Khaled Elagha (Operations Manager), David Fisher (General Manager), Duncan Gibb (CEO) and Nick Hrysomallis (Project Director)

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