Airport gets its final $27 million
THE final $27 million has been allocated to complete the Gladstone Airport.
Gladstone Regional Council handed down its 2010/11 budget on Tuesday which included funds to finish the project.
The funds will allow for the completion of the Gladstone Airport Runway Reconstruction Project, as well as the road and bridge works associated with the Callemondah Drive diversion.
Airport portfolio spokesman Councillor Clyde Cameron said there was also funding to refurbish the eastern end of the terminal.
“Other works to the terminal involve new gate access to the lower apron via a lift and escalator, modifications to check-in area and upgrades to baggage handling facilities,” he said.
“A full security system will also be installed, including walk-through metal detectors, and check bag and carry-on baggage x-ray equipment.
“We expect the runway reconstruction works to be completed by the end of August and the terminal upgrade by the end of 2010.”
- CCTV network upgrade
- $130,000 to update council’s aerial photography in a joint project with State and Federal governments and DERM
- $20,000 to enable public to access limited GIS information via web
- $80,000 to replace cubicle partitions at 1770 camping grounds and Boyne Tannum Community Centre repairs and maintenance $179,000