From mid 2017, construction will start on a major expansion project which will see the airport terminal building's footprint more than double in size.
The total project budget including design costs is $4.7M. This is being jointly funded from the Restart NSW Fund ($3.3M) and by Council ($1.4M).
Key features of the project include;
- a bigger arrivals hall
- dual baggage carousels
- larger departure lounge
- an outdoor courtyard
- reconfiguration of the café/bar
The upgrade will alleviate passenger congestion, especially in the arrivals and departures areas during peak periods, as well as accommodate for future passenger growth as a result of projected increases in visitors to the region.
Work is due to be completed in 2018.
The airport will remain open and fully operational during the construction period.