New taxiways to be built at Changi Airport
It was earlier announced that as part of the Changi Airport expansion plans, a new Terminal 5 will be constructed and a three-runway system implemented to accommodate long-term air traffic growth and support Singapore’s continued success as a global air hub.
To implement the three-runway system, there is a need for new taxiways to be built around the existing Runway 2 to facilitate safe and efficient aircraft circulation. The new taxiways will link existing airport facilities, such as Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and Runway 1, to the new facilities at Changi East, such as Runway 3 and the future Terminal 5. Please refer to Annex A for an illustration of the three-runway system.
The Government will be acquiring a part of Tanah Merah Country Club (TMCC) (Garden Course) for the new taxiways. Based on existing estimates, six holes of TMCC’s 18-hole Garden Course, three tennis courts and two storage sheds may be affected. The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will gazette the land affected by the acquisition on 17 Feb 2014.
As part of the Government’s engagement with TMCC on lease extension decisions, the Government had earlier informed TMCC about airport expansion works that could affect the Club. SLA and CAAS are in touch with the management of TMCC to assist the club in mitigating the impact of the acquisition.
Enclosure: Illustration of Three Runway System