Townsville airport upgrade works lift off
A raft of work involving the security screening zone, check-in areas and adjoining retail space has been awarded to Core Developments NQ following a tender process.
The project is supported by a $9.15 million Federal Government grant and is expected to take about six months to complete.
Work includes a reconfiguration of the security screening area to make it about three times larger and accommodate the Federal Government’s enhanced security screening requirements.
The second project – a $6.4 million water and sewer upgrade – will be funded by the airport drawing down on a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan.
Townsville-based CES Civil has been engaged to undertake the works, due to start outside the terminal next month.
Queensland Airports Limited chief executive officer Chris Mills said the works were an important step forward.
“These projects are progressing at a time when airports around the country have been forced to put plans on hold,” he said.
“The security screening project will see Townsville passengers using the latest technology, ahead of many other airports in the country. When this equipment is in place, passengers will not have to remove laptops or tablets from bags when going through security screening.”