Airport Redevelopment


Major airport redevelopment continues with major upgrades to airside pavements and infrastructure to improve safety, security, flexibility and capability. Completed projects include a second taxiway (view video), an asphalt overlay of the runway and runway lighting upgrades.  

The transformation has moved landside with the commencement of underground and parking and ground transport redevelopment works. Commencement: April 2020   Project Lead: NS Group    Builder: ADCO

Port Hedland International Airport (PHIA) has a Highway Precinct development within the airport boundary, with the only direct RAV10 road-train access from the Great Northern Highway in Port Hedland. PHIA's Highway Precinct is centrally located in Australia's North West, the 30ha development offers tenants a set of unique benefits, including flexible lease options and infrastructure development support.

We're working hard to deliver a revitalised airport which makes the Port Hedland community proud and has the ongoing capacity to service the burgeoning mining interests, oil and gas industry and diverse opportunities in the region. PHIA Group is committed to investing in the Port Hedland community’s airport asset to keep the region ‘open for business’ and ensure the airport maintains its safety and security standards while offering enhanced customer experiences to our community.

Airport Community update - April/May 2020

Site works have begun, passengers and Airport users are advised that impacts during the phased construction include;

  • Temporary traffic flow changes
  • Speed zone changes
  • Road access changes to businesses operating on the Airport
  • Changes to vehicle parking zones and ground transport areas, including the cessation of the front-of-terminal drop-off zone

We thank you for your patience during the transformation.

As Port Hedland International Airport (PHIA) is being transformed, for the safety and security of all, we ask every driver to adhere to the restrictions in place. Traffic conditions are changing regularly. Last week an on-demand transport driver exceeded the posted speed limit by 3 times which put the safety of airport users, staff and contractors at risk. Staff were working on the road installing speed humps. PHIA will not tolerate airport road users speeding and risking the lives of others.

The driver has been banned from the airport site until the changing traffic conditions are completed at the end of the year. We regularly observe vehicles not complying with signposted road closures and route changes. Signage is for public safety, we seek the cooperation of all those using the Airport to be patient, observant and follow directions and speed restrictions. Thank you. Airport General Manager.

Contact:   Airport Operations  08 9160 0500 
Airport Users:   Subject Line: Terminal Construction
Media:   Corporate Affairs

About the Port Hedland International Airport - The PHIA Group of Companies (PHIA Group) is the lessee and operator of the Port Hedland International Airport. PHIA Group’s underlying investors, managed by AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group, are preeminent Australian infrastructure investors.