There's a lot going on at the airport, including developing new
facilities for the airlines, freight and logistics companies which
bring in 80% of the South Island's parcel and air freight.
The current programme of work will next year provide new
distribution facilities for CourierPost and Freightways. To pave
the way for these facilities, a new freight apron and associated
taxiway are under construction.
The total site area of 15 hectares has been cleared to enable
this programme of work, and the construction of taxiway and apron,
approximately 18,700m2, is underway, with completion scheduled for
The development of bespoke facilities for CourierPost and
Freightways is also under construction. The airport company is
providing CourierPost with a facility comprising of 1,100m2 of
offices and 13,300m2 of warehouse and canopies.
Freightways is being provided with a facility comprising of 1,950m2
of offices, plus 11,200m2 of warehouse and canopies. Both
facilities are scheduled for completion in February 2017.
To facilitate this big project, and after more than a decade of
planning, consultation, discussion and hearings, the part of
Avonhead Road which runs through the centre of this development
closed on June 1.
Grays Road from the Avonhead Road corner to the intersection of
George Bellew Road will also cease to be a legal road, but you will
still be able to watch planes from the area near the corner of
Avonhead and Grays Roads, while we consider future