Construction continues to progress for Newcastle Airport’s new international terminal, which will transform the Hunter region.
The Australian Government has committed $55 million for the new terminal, including border facilities, which will support the aviation industry and tourism jobs and connect the Hunter with the rest of the world.
The old terminal has been demolished, a new concrete slab has been poured and columns supporting the new area for border agencies are in.
Work is underway on the underground bagging handling tunnels and electrical substation that will allow solar panels to be connected later in the year.
The Hunter is the sixth largest economy in the country and the upgrade and expansion of the airfield and terminal will strengthen the region with 850,000 additional visitors and approximately $12.7 billion in economic activity over the next 20 years.
The project is anticipated to create more than 500 construction jobs throughout its life and will deliver over 4,400 permanent, high-quality jobs.
The new terminal has been designed by Cox Architects and the design reflects the natural beauty of the Hunter.
The international terminal is expected to be completed in 2025.
For further information visit www.newcastleairport.com.au/our-future/planning-infrastructure/terminal-upgrade-project.