Construction noise

Regular construction and maintenance works are undertaken within the airport, including:

  • Pavement construction and resurfacing
  • General maintenance works to the runway/taxiway infrastructure
  • Capital work projects such as new/replacement buildings
  • Lighting installation and maintenance
  • Work on the seawalls and structures

Operational constraints at the airport often requires that works are carried out during the flight curfew (1am to 6am). We are mindful of the close proximity of residents to Wellington Airport, and our procedures require noise mitigation measures to be planned and implemented for all projects.


During the summer months, Wellington Airport will be doing various maintenance projects to ensure the ongoing safe operation of the airfield. This will include milling and paving operations across the airfield.

The maintenance works programme is planned for one or two nights a week over the summer period, weather permitting. All works have noise mitigation measures in place.

If you have concerns about specific noise generated during our works please contact the Airport Operations team on 04 385 5100, or alternatively contact the WCC after hours’ noise call out service.

6 January to 24 January - Night-time Construction Works

Re-laying of Stormwater Pipes – Stewart Duff Drive

We will be carrying out repair work to the stormwater pipes on Stewart Duff Drive, adjacent to the new multi-level car parking building (within the area shown in yellow below). The work will involve the removal of the existing asphalt, excavation, replacement of existing selected damaged stormwater pipes and repaving with new asphalt.

For both safety and operational reasons, this work must take place during the evening/night when traffic levels on Stewart Duff Drive can be reduced to one lane (i.e. between 8:30pm and 6:00am) These works are weather dependent and are programmed to be carried out between 6th January 2020 and finishing by 24th January 2020.


If you have any questions please contact us on 0508 AIRNOISE or complete our enquiry form.

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