Watpac awarded major contract for Adelaide's $165 Million Airport Terminal Expansion

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Watpac Limited has been appointed to deliver the construction management contract for the Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion. 


The project will support passenger growth at the terminal through to 2029 and will include major expansion and refurbishment works at the existing terminal.

Watpac Limited's Managing Director, Martin Monro has spoken about the significance of winning this major contract.

“The Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion project builds on our extensive aviation experience across Australia and reaffirms our expertise in delivering complex projects in sensitive environments, which require meticulous planning and stakeholder engagement to ensure minimal disruption to day-to-day operations,” Mr Monro said.

“The Group is pleased to be working with Adelaide Airport Limited to deliver this important expansion to ensure the airport’s ongoing role as one of South Australia’s most significant economic precincts.”

Tim Lape, Watpac's South Australian state manager has also spoken about the project.

“Watpac has built a strong relationship with Adelaide Airport Limited having delivered the $76 million Adelaid Airport Landside Infrastructure project in 2013, and undertaking the subsequent infrastructure services corridor works and demolition of the original International Terminal Building,” Mr Tape said.

“The project will benefit from the extensive experience Watpac’s local South Australian team has gained by delivering major projects throughout Adelaide, as well as our comprehensive network of local trade partners.

“We anticipate the workforce to reach 200 people at peak construction.”


The works Watpac will deliver include expanding the international inbound passenger processing and baggage claim facility, international arrival duty free and passenger and immigration facilities and the international gate lounge and duty free area's.

Furthermore, Watpac will also deliver a new retail area at the airport along with Virgin Australia's domestic lounge.

It is expected that as part of the works Watpac provide demolition services, relocations, landside works and airside fencing, civil works, landscaping and the construction of entry roadways.

Major construction will begin on site next month with the project expected to be completed by 2021.

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