Activity is ramping up behind the scenes on the Townsville Airport redevelopment.

In December 2019, financial close was reached on a $50 million loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) to enable the upgrade of the Townsville Airport terminal.

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, and works to streamline the entryway to the airport precinct are underway.

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.

Read the Townsville Airport Redevelopment Major Development Plan