Bendigo Airport Development

Bendigo Airport Development proposed exterior

The  Bendigo Airport development has delivered improved infrastructure and expanded capacity. It has brought the facility up to the standard of an airport of comparable size and regional importance. 

Current developments:

Terminal expansion and Business Park 

The City of Greater Bendigo has secured all funds to complete the City of Greater Bendigo’s priority project, the expansion of the Bendigo Airport terminal and adjoining business park.

The project funding secured to complete this project includes:

  • $4.5M Victorian State Government
  • $4.5M Australian Federal Government
  • $985,000 City of Greater Bendigo

The terminal redevelopment will expand the buildings existing footprint and include a new departure lounge, provision for security screening area, waiting lounge, baggage claim, restroom facilities, new administration building and equipment shed.  The expanded terminal will ensure the Bendigo Airport can continue to grow its passenger services and attract more tourists to the region.

The business park will include 21 lots connected to drainage, sewer and water services, roadworks and new car park, and improved lighting and landscaping.  This development will welcome new businesses to the airport precinct and allow for growth of aviation related activity.

It is expected that the project will support 49 jobs during the construction phase and create five full times jobs in the first year of operation and up to 19 jobs by 2030.

Construction will commence in the later part of 2022 and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2023

Completed Developments:

Runway expansion

A new 1,600 metre x 30 metre runway for emergency service providers and aviation transport services (stage two, complete) 

Stage two of the project directly employed 119 local people through a range of sub-contract roles, including earthmoving equipment, earthworks, fencing, crushed rock and resealing works.

Funding contribution:

  • $4.7M Victorian State Government (Regional Aviation Fund) 
  • $5M City of Greater Bendigo 
  • $5M Australian Government (National Stronger Regions Fund). 

Apron Expansion 

The City of Greater Bendigo has completed a project to expand and strengthen the regular passenger transport apron and construct a run-up area due to securing a grant from the Regional Airports Program of $465,000.

The expansion and strengthening of the apron was required to accommodate an additional passenger transport compliant parking bay.  The Bendigo Airport can now welcome two passenger aircraft at the airport at any one time.  This will open up options to increase passenger service and will provide suitable facilities for emergency services who regularly operate at the airport.

The construction of a spray seal run-up area has provided a dedicated run-up area for light aircraft.

More information

If you have any questions please contact Airport Manager on [email protected] 


Timeline

  • Award Contractor
  • Commence Construction

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