Port Hedland International Airport Facilities Upgrade

for Town of Port Hedland

REHBEIN Airport Consulting was commissioned by the Town of Port Hedland to develop a functional specification and design documentation for the upgrade of the international passenger processing facilities at Port Hedland International Airport (PHIA). This stage of development represents and intermediate phase between the existing situation, and a future planned redevelopment of the overall terminal facility. Additional capacity is needed in the short-term to accommodate changes to the size and schedule of international services at PHIA. 

Our services included the review of initial concepts developed by the Town of Port Hedland and the identification of an alternative proposal. The concept had to enable the current international/domestic swing arrangements to be maintained whilst permitting border agencies and the airline to facilitate a maximum 90-minute turnaround schedule. Both cost and the timeframe for delivery were signicant considerations.

In order to prove the detailed concept we prepared a series of detailed layouts and engaged in discussions with border agencies to ensure the layout would be suitable for their operational needs whilst remaining cost effective and easy to deliver through an efficient procurement process. The agreed design involves a combination of internal modifications to the existing terminal and a new building with a flexible layout to accommodate baggage collection and inspection processes.

Following completion of the concept-proving stage REHBEIN Airport Consulting will now work with the Town of Port Hedland to finalise a functional architectural brief for the design and construct procurement of the upgrade works.