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The airport’s 30-metre wide runway will be overlayed as part of a maintenance program that will extend its lifespan by up to 10 years. The last runway overlay occurred in 2013.
These routine runway maintenance works are undertaken to ensure the runway will continue to accommodate the expected aviation traffic over the coming years.
The project cost is estimated to be approximately $20 million, with $5.54 million provided through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, and the remainder funded through the Airport’s Capital Works program.
For more information about the Runway Overlay Project click on the drop down headings below.
The Runway Overlay Project involves an asphalt overlay to the existing runway surface and the installation of grooves into the finished surface. The runway lighting system will also undergo a significant upgrade to a more efficient LED lighting system.
The runway pavement surface is now over 10 years old and is approaching the end of its designed life. The runway needs to be maintained to increase its lifespan.
The airport terminal has been expanded to accommodate new security screening equipment and improve access for passengers entering the departure lounge.
This project was completed in the third quarter of 2022.
The project was funded by the Australian Government’ Aviation Recovery Framework under the Regional Airports Screening Infrastructure Security which aims to assist regional airlines to provide enhanced security screening.
The Airport carpark was upgraded in 2022. The new carpark includes 650 carparking spaces, automated boom gates with number plate recognition and shade sails for the new premium parking area and a new solar PV system to support the airport’s energy needs.
There are now two public parking areas, general and premium. There is also a pre-booked parking area just steps away from the check-in terminal that allows passengers the option to reserve and pay for their parking spot online before they arrive.
The construction of a new entrance road to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is now complete. This new road will unlock future industrial land in the Southern Cross Industrial Estate. Airport Boulevard provides an impressive entrance to the airport and will connect the future proposed expansion of the Southern Cross Industrial Estate.
These works include:
The road is now open and ready for locals and visitors to enjoy!