17.10.2019Sky’s the limit for Avalon Airport

After launching its new international terminal late 2018, and recently signing a strategic partnership MoU with the Sovico Group from Vietnam, the future appears bright for Avalon Airport!

Kindly hosted by Woods Bagot, Committee for Melbourne members had the opportunity to hear from Avalon Airport’s CEO, Justin Giddings, about his ambitious plans for what is now Australia’s newest international airport and participate in an insightful conversation about the growing Melbourne and Australian aviation sector.

Privately owned, situated on an enormous greenfield site, and the gateway to Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road, Avalon Airport (Avalon) has the potential to transform Victoria’s west.

Critical to its success will be its capacity to seamlessly connect with Melbourne’s CBD, and internationally. With most of its passengers hailing from Greater Melbourne, Avalon is pressing for the construction of a train station along the Melbourne to Geelong rail corridor.

However, it’s Avalon’s larger ambition that really caught peoples’ attention. Situated near the proposed location for a port at Bay West, combined with its recently launched industrial precinct, Avalon could become a truly intermodal facility, with access to road, rail, air, and shipping services; an exciting prospect for the region, and Greater Melbourne.

The Committee would like to thank Bronwyn McColl of Woods Bagot for hosting such an informative event. For more information about our events program, please contact us.

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