Williamtown, New South Wales, Australia – Newcastle Airport recently held an official groundbreaking ceremony for its terminal expansion project.
The Hon. Catherine King, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development of Australia was at Newcastle Airport for the official groundbreaking ceremony.
The event marks the beginning of construction for the project, which will enhance the airport’s capacity, efficiency, and overall user experience.
The Terminal Expansion Project will include the construction of a new terminal building, additional aircraft parking spaces, and an upgraded baggage handling system, among other improvements. These enhancements will significantly improve the airport’s ability to accommodate more passengers, flights, and cargo, making it an essential hub for business and leisure travel in the region.
“We are excited to be breaking ground on this much-needed expansion project," said Kirby Clark, Chair of Newcastle Airport.
Newcastle Airport’s Executive General Manager of Marketing and Communication, Burcak Sezar, says the Newcastle Airport team and Cox Architects have worked closely with stakeholders to develop a terminal that is uniquely reflective of Newcastle and the Hunter.
“The design incorporates the sand dunes, our beaches, and the iconic Hunter Valley in the design and colours. The new terminal is also deliberately inclusive, from including the stories of the Worimi people, to welcoming people with disabilities. We want people in our airport to know they are in Newcastle Airport. We want the people of the Hunter to feel that this is our airport and use it with pride. And we’re confident this unique design achieves that and delivers a stress-free experience for passengers,” said Burcak Sezar.