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Terminal upgrade in final stages

Merimbula Airport outside view of the terminal upgrades carried out.29 October 2019

The Merimbula Airport terminal extension project is moving into the final stages, with a live transition into the upgraded terminal building set to be undertaken this weekend (2&3 November).

Bega Valley Shire Council’s Project Manager, Jenny Symons, said this will minimise the disruption to services, with some final touch up works to occur over the coming weeks.

 “We are very excited that the travelling public will soon be able to enjoy the added comfort and improved facilities the new terminal will bring,” Ms Symons said.

“The users of the airport have been incredibly understanding of the disruptions to parking and the use of the temporary terminal building, which significantly reduced the project timeframe.

“Among the features of the new terminal are enlarged seating areas, significant improvements to the cafe, upgraded staff amenities, an external seating area with access to the cafe and the separation of incoming and departing passengers, along with climate control measures such as environmentally friendly instantaneous heating and fan driven ventilation.”

An upgrade to the short stay carpark around the terminal (commencing from Monday, 4 November) represents the final stage of this significant project, with short-term measures necessary to facilitate this.

“The main entrance will be closed with two temporary entrances to be activated – one for hire cars only and the other for all other traffic,” Ms Symons said.

Signage is being installed onsite to direct airport users, however with fewer spaces available while the work is carried out it would be helpful and very much appreciated if the public, where possible, can use other options such as drop offs, bus services and the privately-owned secure parking on site rather than the short-stay parking.

Some useful contacts are listed below:

  • Merimbula Taxi Service – 6495 2103
  • Sapphire Coast On Demand Bus Service - 6495 6452, Google Play, the App Store and https://www.flexibus.com.au
  • Sapphire Coast Buslines – scheduled service – see www.scbuslines.com.au
  • Merimbula Airport Secure Parking – 6495 4211

All work is still very much on track to be completed before the summer holidays.

Bega Valley Shire Council received funding under the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants Programme to assist in the delivery of the Merimbula Airport terminal extension project.

For more information and/or to provide feedback, contact Council’s Project Manager, Jenny Symons, on (02) 6499 2222 or email jsymons@begaValley.nsw.gov.au.

Internal view of the new Merimbula Airport terminal.
Temporary parking map.

Photographs

Terminal Inside and Terminal Outside: A live transition into the upgraded Merimbula Airport terminal building is set to occur this weekend.

Parking Changes: An upgrade to the short stay carpark around the terminal (commencing from Monday, 4 November) represents the final stage of this significant project, with short-term measures necessary to facilitate this.

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