Chief Minister Gallagher is letting us know she’s laid the foundation stone for the Western Concourse
Terminal at the Canberra Airport.
The new Terminal is a major component of the Airport’s $420 million redevelopment that will provide Canberra and regional communities with world class airport facilities.
The Chief Minister said 300 permanent on-site employees will work on the terminal, servicing suppliers from more than 100 local businesses.
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“The Canberra Airport management team must be congratulated for this significant investment in the local economy, and their vote of confidence in the quality and expertise of our local suppliers,” she said.
The Terminal, to be completed in 2013, will deliver a 30,000 square metre building area with a range of new and improved facilities. These include additional check-in counters and aerobridges, double the current passenger screening area and baggage handling capacity, and an indoor taxi queuing area. There will also be new airline club lounges, and food, beverage and retail stores.
We’re also promised all the environmental bits one could dream of.
UPDATE: The airport has their own release combined with the concept drawing we’ve now got.