The construction of the $31 million bridge that will link Metro net to Perth Airport is now underway. The 280-metre enclosed walkway will run from Airport Central Station to Terminal 1 will employ 800 workers and major components of the development are now underway. The modular bridge will be installed in sections, with crane lifts required to hoist the 12 main components into place. When all lifts are completed, expected by late July, work will begin on the Skybridge’s internal and external fit-out.
After the opening of the Forrestfield-Airport Link in 2021, the walkway will provide a sheltered and convenient link from the station to terminal 1, with access to terminal 2. The project will be delivered by Georgiou Group and funded by the State Government and Perth Airport. The development of Airport Central Station and its link to the terminals via the Skybridge will provide a seamless passenger experience to our terminals and will link the central airport precinct with the new rail line.
The vision behind the project was to provide opportunities that create a sense of place in the skybridge walkway, which will offer visitors a warm welcome to WA. Over the coming 10 years, Perth Airport anticipates to spend over $2.5 billion on investing in new facilities, including terminal expansion to ensure WA’s airport is future-proof. The project redevelopment of Perth Airport will focus on providing efficient and modern facilities that progresses the Western hub into future.