Newcastle Airport’s Terminal expansion project set for take-off
The A$110 million expansion of Newcastle Airport’s terminal will include significant upgrades to the airport’s existing terminal building as the gateway strives to provide a world-class passenger experience for the region.
The airport today appointed Construction Control as the managing contractor for the project.
“The biggest beneficiaries of the airport’s upgrade will be the people of the Hunter region,” enthused Newcastle Airport CEO, Dr Peter Cock.
“This project is a critical development to support economic growth and we are excited to have Construction Control onboard. We’re also proud of the actual built form being designed and built to target a 5-star Green Star rating accreditation, it will be a landmark building for the region.”
Ben Kochanski, Newcastle Airport’s executive general manager for planning and infrastructure, noted: “This will be a complex build, continuing to deliver amazing customer experience whilst doubling the size of the terminal and creating new arrivals and departure processes.
“It was vital to work with the right partner who has experience in live airport environments. Construction Control has an impressive pedigree from Canberra Airport and is doing great work upgrading our Premium Car Park.”
Work is already underway on the runway to upgrade it to be able to carry wide-body aircraft. Conversations are also progressing with airlines with the ambition of connecting to an Asian or Middle Eastern hub at the expansion project’s completion.
The Newcastle Airport Terminal Expansion is expected to begin this month, with completion scheduled for mid to late 2024.
The project is anticipated to create more than 500 construction jobs throughout its life and will provide long-term benefits for the region.
The terminal and runway upgrade in total will create 4,410 jobs throughout the airport precinct after construction. Over the next 20 years, the upgrade and expansion of the runway and terminal will strengthen the region with 850,00 additional visitors and approximately $12.7 billion in economic activity.