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Construction Control appointed to upgrade Newcastle Airport


The same construction company that developed the Canberra Airport has also been awarded the Newcastle Airport Terminal Upgrade contract. 

Construction Control will be responsible for the $110 million enhancement to the Williamtown address, preparing the region for international travel by 2024. 

The brand has bases in both Canberra and Sydney, and prides itself on its exceptional customer service at all stages of a build or refurbishment. 

It’s CV boasts the development of commercial offices, retail spaces, residential, mixed-use facilities and educational and institutional structures. 

Construction Control also recently swooped in to take over the building of Canberra’s Belconnen Markets, after the collapse of building giant PBS. 

Newcastle Airport CEO Dr Peter Cock says he is excited about the project ahead. 

“We’re thrilled to have Construction Control on board for this project which is a game changer for our community and is critical for our region as we move towards true global connectivity,” he said. 

“The biggest beneficiaries of the airport’s upgrade will be the people of the Hunter region. This project is a critical development to support economic growth and we are excited to have Construction Control onboard. 

“We’re also proud of the actual built form being designed and built to target a 5-star Green Star rating accreditation, it will be a landmark building for the region.” 

Pictured left to right: Joey Yarham (Construction Control), Peter Bowyer (Construction Control), Dr Peter Cock (Newcastle Airport), Kirby Clark (Newcastle Airport), David Hill (Construction Control), Ben Kochanski (Newcastle Airport) and Josh Fullerton (Newcastle Airport)

Newcastle Airport executive general manager planning and infrastructure Ben Kochanski admits the task ahead required a professional fit. 

“This will be a complex build, continuing to deliver amazing customer experience whilst doubling the size of the terminal and creating new arrivals and departure processes. It was vital to work with the right partner who has experience in live airport environments,” he said. 

“Construction Control has an impressive pedigree from Canberra Airport and is doing great work upgrading our Premium Car Park.” 

Work has begun on the upgrade of the runway, ensuring it is fit for international-scale aircraft. 

Conversations are also progressing with airlines with the ambition of connecting to an Asian or Middle Eastern hub at the expansion project’s completion. 

The Newcastle Airport Terminal Expansion is expected to begin this month, with completion scheduled for mid-to-late 2024.  

The project is anticipated to create more than 500 construction jobs throughout its life and will provide long-term benefits for the region. 

The terminal and runway upgrade are expected to create 4,410 jobs throughout the airport precinct after construction. 

Once complete, Newcastle Airport is expected to welcome 850,000 annual visitors, generating $12.7 billion in economic activity. 

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