New Airport Terminal Project

A new Airport Terminal for the Island is planned for construction during May to September 2017. This is a joint project between the Lord Howe Island Board and Infrastructure NSW.

The Board were invited to submit an expression of interest to apply for funding relating to the Island’s airport through the Restart NSW Regional Tourism Infrastructure Program. As the runway had just undergone a major upgrade it was timely for the Terminal Building itself to receive some attention.

In December 2015 it was announced that the Board had been successful with their $1.8 million bid and tenders were sought for Project and Construction Management and Design Services for the Project.

STEA astute architects were the successful tenderers and principal architect, Steve Turner, immediately set to work. A functional area analysis demonstrated that refurbishment of the existing building to achieve International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards for regional airports was not feasible so the Board has elected to build a new terminal.

The new terminal design has been finalised with lodgement of the Development Application imminent. A copy of the design drawings can be found below for those who would like a sneak peek. Steve has also developed some short virtual reality walk throughs which make for interesting viewing. Unfortunately they are too large to upload onto our website but you are welcome to view them next time you are down at the Administration office.

Copies of the design drawings are also available for viewing at the Board’s office where our friendly staff can answer any questions you may have regarding the project.

New Terminal Design Drawings PDF 5.2 MB