Townsville Airport is a major economic enabler for North Queensland, supporting over 3,000 jobs and contributing $420M to the economy. To unlock the future prosperity of this region, the airport needs to grow.
Townsville Airport is committed to delivering an $80M upgrade, Project Alive, that will see substantial refurbishment to the terminal, more aircraft parking, better road access and an upgrade to all core infrastructure. This upgrade will cater for our region’s growth and combat the airport’s current congestion issue.
The last significant terminal upgrade occurred in 2003 and since then Townsville Airport’s passenger movements have grown by 45%. In July 2017, Townsville Airport recorded the highest passenger numbers on record.
Project Alive is aimed at the sustainability of operations, ensuring that the airport infrastructure meets airline partners’ and customers’ current and future needs. Project Alive will deliver an airport that the community can be proud of and one that reflects our unique destination and character.
Townsville Airport will fund the $80M redevelopment upfront and will only recover $40M from the users of the airport, once the major component of works is complete (approximately two years’ time).
An Infrastructure Development Contribution (IDC) of $3.00 per passenger will be applied to passenger’s airfares to recover the $40M. The charge is applied to the passenger airfare, collected by the airline and then passed back to the airport. For all major airport upgrades across Australia, this is the accepted commercial practice.
Whilst works have commenced airside and on the airport’s core infrastructure, the major upgrade of the terminal has stalled due to lack of airline endorsement. To make this happen, we need you to #GetOnBoardTSV and show your support!