Whitsunday Cost Airport expansion contract announced
The $15 million terminal expansion is due to start in April, with completion expected by November.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said more than 20 local sub-contractors and suppliers had shared in a recent $25 million runway upgrade project and the winning terminal tenderer had promised to also utilise local contractors where possible.
“I am proud of our local buy policy which supports regional business and equates to creating jobs for locals,” he said.
“The terminal upgrade project and the runway upgrade will ensure vital airport infrastructure keeps pace with the forecast growth for the Whitsunday Region.
“I thank the Qld State Government for funding the $15 million terminal expansion project. Without their valuable support this project would not have been possible.”
The council’s long-term vision for Whitsunday Coast Airport would see it catering for international flights by long haul aircraft when the demand is there.
“There are a total of five stages of the rolling masterplan for development of the airport complex for the long term future,” Cr Willcox said.
“Each of the staged developments compliments the previous so nothing is being built and then removed,” he said
“The record passenger numbers we are now welcoming means the terminal requires a significant expansion.”