There are a several ongoing and upcoming projects within the Melbourne Airport Precinct, all of which are part of a larger vision to expand the capacity of the airport, to create more jobs, to ease transportation between Melbourne CBD and the airport, and to accommodate the increasing number of passengers who fly into and out of the airport every year. These projects come with new job opportunities for those interested in pursuing careers in the aviation and construction industries. Here are some of the major projects:
Melbourne Airport Rail
The Victorian government and the Federal Government have each pledged $5 billion to go towards the construction of the Melbourne Airport Rail, which is set to start in 2022. The railway line will link Melbourne to Tullamarine Airport. Plans for the railway include a superstation at Sunshine, which will provide a great connection to many nearby regions and suburbs.
Melbourne Airport Hotel
The airport’s management wants to construct a new hotel close to Terminal 4. There’s a shortage of short-term accommodation facilities at the airport, so the new 464 room hotel will be a convenient option for many travelers. The hotel construction project is expected to add about $280 million in “Gross Added Value” to the Victoria economy, and to create 2000 construction and operational jobs.
URBNSURF Melbourne Surf Park
Australia’s first surf park is coming to the Melbourne airport precinct very soon, courtesy of URBNSURF. This park will be located near the Centastaff office. Surfing is one of Australia’s favorite pastimes, so the surf park will be a fun and iconic amenity that can be enjoyed by both locals and tourists. The surf park will harbor the world’s largest Wave-garden Cove, multiple cafes and food outlets, a fully equipped surfing shop, a surfing academy with multilevel training
programs, a picturesque landscape, skate ramps, and beach cabanas. Over $28 million in funding has been secured, and construction of the facility is underway. The surf park will be opened in early 2019. So far, the surf park has created about 300 jobs during the construction phase, and it’s expected to create over 50 permanent jobs once it’s completed.
Employment opportunities resulting from the various projects
Thanks to the major projects at the Melbourne Airport Precinct, more jobs are being created in the area. Over 30 million passengers travel through the airport every year, and that number is expected to more than double within the next couple of decades. This means that there will be a high demand for ground staff, pilots, and customer service personnel in the coming years. Centastaff are the leading recruitment agency for ground staff and other airport workers in Melbourne and at Tullamarine airport, so if you are looking to pursue a career in Melbourne, you should contact us for more advice.