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Newcastle Airport Terminal Expansion

Newcastle, New South Wales

For the Newcastle Airport Capacity Enhancement project, COX was appointed as lead design consultants, architects, interior designers, and signage and wayfinding designers. This project includes the expansion of the existing terminal, ancillary facilities and airside infrastructure to increase passenger capacity for population and tourism growth in the hunter region eventually providing international flights.

COX Director, David Holm

The importance of the Airport overall Master Plan has been considered to include passenger approaches, various levels of car parking and a series of ancillary facilities to represent a cohesive design vision for the airport experience.

The project will enhance the airport’s efficiency, and overall user experience. this strategic upgrade and terminal expansion, includes a new premium covered car park. the car park includes electric vehicle charging stations and 1,235 solar panels integrated as roofing.

The primary initiative for the design was the need to both increase code C movements and facilitate wide bodied aircraft, allowing direct international flights into Southeast Asia. This service will offer convenience to travellers from regional NSW.

The design responds strongly to a sense of place. The legible structural forms and rich material palette selected reflect the vibrancy and the aspirations of the hunter, Newcastle, the beaches and the hinterland. the design approach also embeds the narrative into landscape achieved through consultation with the Worimi and Awabakal people to enrich aspects of material selection and storytelling. The intention is to provide a cohesive airport experience that the people of region recognise, respect, and deserve.

Construction is well underway and due for completion in 2024.

Technical Information

Newcastle, New South Wales
Newcastle Airport Pty Ltd
In Progress
Key Consultants
Douglas and Partner – Geotechnical and Contamination; Purely Access – DDA; Ethos Urban – Planning Consultant; Lindsay & Dynan – Structural and Civil Engineering; Hatch – Civil Engineering; LCI Consultants – Fire and Building Services Engineering; JMT – Traffic and Transport Engineers; Security Consulting Group – Security Consultants; Philip Chun – BCA Consultant
Construction Control (CCA)
Site Area
Approx 232,103m2