Realising successful project outcomes through a relationship spanning over ten years

Perth Airport’s vision is to become a world class airport and to provide a seamless airport experience and greater convenience for all travellers.

Key information

Location: Australia

Date started: 2013

Completion date: 2018

Client type: Aviation

Key services: Cost management, project management, advisory,

As the fourth largest domestic and international airport in Australia, Perth Airport is serviced by over 30 international, domestic and regional airlines, contributing significantly to Western Australia’s economy and playing a major part in the AUD10.04 billion tourism industry.

In 2016, 13.8 million passengers passed through Perth Airport, with this figure set to rise to 28.5 million by 2034.

Over the past six years, Perth Airport has completed over AUD1 billion of capital works, including 92 projects each valued at over AUD5 million.

In January 2015, Perth Airport’s 2014 Master Plan was approved, marking an important milestone for the company’s plans to continue its redevelopment and investment in the airport, and ensure it fulfils its critical role to provide aviation infrastructure for Western Australia. The Master Plan will ensure airport planning addresses demand and growth, while striking a balance between economic development, environmental management and sustainability.

Turner & Townsend’s contribution

Our cost management team has been on the ground delivering key professional services at Perth Airport for over a decade. Through our feasibility cost estimating roles on projects including Terminal 2 and the T1 International Arrivals Expansion, we appreciate the complexities of financial cost allocations, interfaces, infrastructure requirements and operational impacts that are required to be managed to deliver a successful project.

Our project management and advisory work with airlines such as Virgin Australia at Perth Airport is also particularly exciting as we have helped deliver innovative services never-before-seen in Australia, installing the world first ‘hybrid’ check-in technology. This initiative provides the unique ability for the bag drop units to change within seconds between full automation and assisted check-in capabilities providing flexibility for operations to respond quickly to peak passenger periods and disrupt situations to ensure that passenger wait times are kept to a minimum.

Making the difference

Our understanding of the Perth Airport's aims has been important in order to effectively add value and provide total project advice. Through a series of services including value improvement, benchmarking, capital, operational and life cycle cost modelling and risk and contingency management, we have added value by:

  • providing innovative cost planning techniques that integrate multiple option advice and cost allocation between financial stakeholders
  • achieving the projects within the allocated budget allowance and timescales
  • maximising value on investment in capital and recurrent costs
  • minimising risks
  • providing independent accountability.

For further information contact:

Nikki Ward
Associate Director, Marketing and Business Development

t: +61 (0)2 8245 0000