15 February 2018
Auckland Airport has lodged two Notice of Requirement applications with Auckland Council to develop a second runway. A second runway was first approved in 2002 and to accommodate the future growth in passenger numbers and larger aircraft it is now proposed that the second runway be 72 metres further north and extended from 2150m to 2983m longer than what was first planned. It will be located to the north of the new combined domestic and international terminal and will run parallel with the existing southern runway. Changes are also required to the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS). The OLS sets restrictions on the maximum height of obstacles (i.e. buildings, trees) in the airspace surrounding Auckland Airport to ensure that aircraft can safely manoeuvre at a low altitude.. Public submissions on the Notice or Requirement close on 15 March 2018. To view the applications and find out how to make a submission go click here.