Townsville Airport is a major economic enabler for North Queensland, supporting over 3,000 jobs and contributing $420M to the economy. To unlock the future prosperity of this region, the airport needs to grow.
Townsville Airport is committed to delivering an $80M upgrade, Project Alive, that will see substantial refurbishment to the terminal, more aircraft parking, better road access and an upgrade to all core infrastructure. This upgrade will cater for our region’s growth and combat the airport’s current congestion issues.
Whilst the airport has commenced works airside and on its core infrastructure, the major upgrade of the terminal has stalled due to lack of airline support.
The airport is ageing and suffering from congestion during peak times. The current departure lounge is 40% undersized and the last significant development to the airport occurred 14 years ago.
We need to ensure our airport is fit for purpose now and into the future. The $80M upgrade will deliver significant improvements to the airport benefiting both airlines and passengers.
Project Alive will contribute more than 178 full time jobs and inject a further $68M into our local economy.
Project Alive is an $80M investment in the airport.
Key projects include:
TAPL will meet the full cost of the redevelopment upfront and ask the airlines to contribute to only half the cost over an extended period of time.
The airline’s fair share would start to be recovered through the introduction of an Infrastructure Development Contribution (IDC) of $3 per airfare. The IDC will only be applied to domestic passengers.
Works have commenced. The apron expansion and some core infrastructure upgrades are underway.
However, the major upgrade of the terminal has stalled as not all airlines are supportive of the redevelopment.
Design work has been completed. Once all airlines are on board, construction can commence.