Multiworks Services | Melbourne Airport
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About This Project

Contract Sum: $500,000        Client: ATS McMahon, John Holland Constructions        Consultants: Connell Wagner



Multiworks Services completed the ‘enabling works package’ for the widening of runway 16/34 at Melbourne Airport. Engaged by the principal contractor, John Holland Constructions and ATS McMahon, the project preceded a $20M contract to widen the runway for the arrival of the Airbus A380.


  • The extension and abandonment of approximately 30 duct banks containing 159 individual asbestos conduits.
  • Internal sleeving of asbestos conduits with approximately 2000m of PVC conduit.
  • Excavation of existing cables with non-destructive high pressure water jetting and vacuum extraction.
  • Work shifts commences at approximately 1am with all personnel and equipment required to be clear of the runway by 5am.
  • To avoid loose debris being sucked into aircraft engines all exposed soil was either plated or sprayed with bitumen emulsion at the conclusion of each shift.