Work to commence on Newcastle Airport terminal upgrade

View across Newcastle Airport runway.
Hugh Llewelyn, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Terminal construction work is expected to begin this month as part of the major terminal and runway upgrade project for New South Wales’ Newcastle Airport (NTL) facility.

Australian construction company, Construction Control has been awarded the Newcastle Airport Terminal Upgrade contract.

Terminal upgrade project

Construction will begin this month at Newcastle Airport on the $110 million project will include significant upgrades to the airport’s existing terminal building, providing a world-class passenger experience for the region.

The project is scheduled for completion in mid to late 2024.

Dr Peter Cock, CEO of Newcastle Airport, expressed his excitement about the project, saying: “We’re thrilled to have Construction Control on board for this project which is a game changer for our community and is critical for our region as we move towards true global connectivity.”

“The biggest beneficiaries of the airport’s upgrade will be the people of the Hunter region. This project is a critical development to support economic growth and we are so 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,” said Dr Cock.

NTL is a key New South Wales airport serving the Hunter region, and the major terminal upgrade will greatly expand the airport’s arrival and departure capability.

Ben Kochanski, Newcastle Airport Executive General Manager Planning & Infrastructure said, “This will be a complex build, continuing to deliver amazing customer experience whilst expanding our footprint by 50% and creating new arrivals and departure processes.”

Runway upgrade currently underway

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 850,000 additional visitors and approximately $12.7 billion in economic activity.

Newcastle Airport regional importance

Newcastle Airport (NTL) is located approximately 15 kilometers north of the city of Newcastle, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is an important regional airport that serves the Hunter Region, which includes the cities of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, and Port Stephens, as well as the surrounding areas.

Newcastle Airport is the second busiest airport in New South Wales, after Sydney Airport. It serves as a hub for a number of regional airlines, including FlyPelican, Jetstar, and QantasLink.

These airlines provide regular scheduled flights to a range of destinations across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast.

The airport has previously undergone expansion and upgrades in recent years, including the construction of a new terminal building, additional car parking facilities, and a new runway.

These improvements have helped to increase the airport’s capacity and improve the overall passenger experience.

Newcastle Airport is an important economic driver for the Hunter Region, providing employment opportunities and supporting local businesses.

It has also helped to improve the region’s connectivity with other parts of Australia, making it easier for residents and businesses to access domestic and international markets.

Newcastle Airport plays a critical role in the regional air travel network in Australia, providing important connections for residents and businesses in the Hunter Region, as well as supporting the wider Australian economy.

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