Construction Control has been awarded the Newcastle Airport Terminal Upgrade contract.
The $110 million project will include significant upgrades to the airport’s existing terminal building, providing a world-class passenger experience for the region.
CEO of Newcastle Airport, Dr Peter Cock expressed his excitement about the project.
“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 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.”
Newcastle Airport Executive General Manager Planning & Infrastructure, Ben Kochanski said the expansion will improve the way people experience travel through Newcastle Airport, leaving a lasting and positive impression of the region.
“This will be a complex build, continuing to deliver amazing customer experience whilst doubling the size of the terminal and creating new arrivals and departure processes,” Ben said.
“It was vital to work with the right partner who has experience in live airport environments.
“Construction Control has an impressive pedigree from Canberra Airport and is doing great work upgrading our Premium Car Park.”
Director and NSW State Manager of Construction Control, David Hill said that this new opportunity in the Hunter will be great to add to their portfolio and will help further improve the region’s travel infrastructure.
“We are delighted to have been appointed as Managing Contractor and look forward to working closely with Newcastle Airport to deliver the terminal building that meets the needs of passengers and stakeholders,” David said.
“This is an important project for the region, and we are very proud to be the selected delivery partner.”
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 850,00 additional visitors and approximately $12.7 billion in economic activity.
The terminal has been designed by Cox Architects.
IMAGE | Joey Yarham (Construction Control), Peter Bowyer (Construction Control), Dr Peter Cock (Newcastle Airport), Kirby Clark (Newcastle Airport), David Hill (Construction Control), Ben Kochanski (Newcastle Airport) and Josh Fullerton (Newcastle Airport) (left-right).