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Seymour Whyte wins major airport construction contract

Seymour Whyte wins the contract to deliver Melbourne Airport's Naarm Way Stage 2.

Australia Pacific Airport has awarded Seymour Whyte the contract to deliver Melbourne Airport’s Naarm Way Stage 2.

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Following its success in delivering Naarm Way Stage 1 that saw the national civil contractor connect Melbourne’s Tullamarine Freeway directly to the airport’s Terminal 4 in July 2023, Australia Pacific Airport saw fit to reward Seymour Whyte with the contract for Stage 2. Naarm Way Stage 2 will provide a direct connection from the Tullamarine Freeway to new dedicated pick-up and drop-off zones in the T123 car park, reducing traffic congestion and enhancing safety.

“We are thrilled to continue our work with our client, APAM, on this transformative project at Melbourne Airport,” said Seymour Whyte Managing Director and CEO, John Kirkwood. “Our team is committed to delivering a sophisticated infrastructure solution that will redefine the travel experience for millions of passengers.”

“This contract win is a testament to the trust and confidence Melbourne Airport has in our capabilities,” he continued, “and we are excited to contribute further to the airport’s long-term vision and success.”


According to Seymour Whyte, the Naarm Way project is designed to focus on separating public traffic, pedestrians, and commercial transport operators through an elevated road network. The initiative, according to the contractor, streamlines the traffic flow from the Freeway to all airport terminals, facilitating a smoother, more accessible journey for all airport users.

Construction on Naarm Way Stage 2 has started, with completion in 2026 aimed to “significantly improve” operational efficiency and passenger satisfaction, according to a press release from Seymour Whyte.

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