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Today marks the official ground-breaking ceremony for the terminal expansion project

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be at Newcastle Airport for the official ground-breaking ceremony for the Terminal Expansion Project today.

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The event marks the beginning of construction for the project, which will enhance the airport's capacity, efficiency, and overall user experience. Newcastle Airport CEO, Dr Peter Cock, says the transformative construction project is a critical part of delivering the airport the region deserves.

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“Newcastle Airport is committed to growing the airport the region deserves. As the sixth largest economy in the country, the people of our region are passionately behind our airport and connecting the Hunter to the rest of the world.

“I would like to thank the Prime Minister and all the Albanese Government for their ongoing support and commitment to our vision for Newcastle Airport," Dr Cock said.

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Dr. Cock acknowledged the combined effort necessary to get the terminal expansion to this point.

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson, whose electorate encompasses the Newcastle Airport, said the terminal expansion will be transformational.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering on our $55 million election commitment to contribute to the upgrade of international terminal facilities at Newcastle Airport.

“The upgraded international terminal will be transformational for the whole Hunter region – for the aviation sector, for local tourism, and for communities.”

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,” she said.

The $110 million project will include significant upgrades to the airport’s existing terminal building, providing a world-class passenger experience for the region, and is due for completion in mid to late 2024.