Activity is ramping up behind the scenes on the Townsville Airport redevelopment, following the March 2019 announcement of a $50 million loan secured from the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).
The project will deliver 207 construction jobs and 50 operational jobs once complete. The loan will go towards the redevelopment planned for the precinct in the next few years, which will make the airport more modern, welcoming and efficient through a substantial terminal refurbishment, improved access and an upgrade to all core infrastructure.
Airside and minor terminal works were completed last year. Last refurbished in 2003, the project team is in the midst of reactivating plans and finalising internal approval processes associated with the redevelopment. The upgrade includes:
- New apron works
- Terminal refurbishment
- New road entryway
- Doubling of departure lounge
- New terminal roof
- New core infrastructure
- Additional works
The gateway to North Queensland, Townsville Airport already supports more than 3,000 jobs and contributes $420 million to the economy. Townsville Airport is Australia’s 11th busiest airport.