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Milestone ceremony for Newcastle Airport’s Terminal Expansion Project


Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, made a flying visit to Newcastle Airport today for the official ground-breaking ceremony for the Terminal Expansion Project.

The event marks the beginning of construction for the project, which is designed to enhance the airport’s capacity, efficiency, and overall user experience.

Newcastle Airport CEO, Dr Peter Cock, says the transformative construction project is a critical part of delivering the airport the region deserves.

“Aviation is a catalyst to our economy’s growth and our region’s transition,” noted Dr Cock.

“Newcastle Airport is committed to growing the airport the region deserves. As the sixth largest economy in the country, the people of our region are passionately behind our airport and connecting the Hunter to the rest of the world.

“I would like to thank the Prime Minister and all the Albanese Government for their ongoing support and commitment to our vision for Newcastle Airport.”

Local politician for Paterson, Meryl Swanson, whose electorate encompasses the Newcastle Airport, also had no doubt that the terminal expansion will be transformational.

She said: “We are getting on with the job of delivering on our A$55 million election commitment to contribute to the upgrade of international terminal facilities at Newcastle Airport.

“The upgraded international terminal will be transformational for the whole Hunter region – for the aviation sector, for local tourism and for communities.”

Newcastle Airport’s executive general manager of marketing and communication, Burcak Sezar, is confident that the airport and Cox Architects have worked closely with stakeholders to develop a terminal that is uniquely reflective of Newcastle and the Hunter.

“The design incorporates the sand dunes, our beaches, and the iconic Hunter Valley in the design and colours,” noted Sezar. “The new terminal is also deliberately inclusive, from including the stories of the Worimi people, to welcoming people with disabilities.

“We want people in our airport to know they are in Newcastle Airport. We want the people of the Hunter to feel that this is our airport and use it with pride.

“And we’re confident this unique design achieves that and delivers a stress-free experience for passengers,” she said.

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