Airport Boulevard

The project

The construction of a new entrance road to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is underway. This new road will unlock future industrial land in the Southern Cross Industrial Estate. Once complete, the road will provide an impressive entrance to the airport and connect future proposed expansion of the Southern Cross Industrial Estate.

Project outcomes

These works will include:

  • construction of Airport Boulevard
  • extension of and connection to Boeing Ave
  • connection to North Creek Road
  • construction of three roundabouts
  • bulk earthworks and fill
  • kerb and gutter
  • landscaping
  • underground services.

Project funding

The estimated total cost of the project is $10million, and is made possible thanks to $3 million in Australian Government funding under the Community Development Grants Programme. Council will spend $7million to meet the balance of the cost of the project.

Construction and traffic changes

The construction of the first roundabout on Southern Cross Drive, near the entrance to the airport, will commence in February 2021.

Traffic detours will be in place at the airport, which may restrict the flow of traffic through the airport precinct, including drop-off zones and car parking areas.

Council is urging the community to arrive at the airport earlier to avoid being inconvenienced by traffic delays and parking changes. During construction, traffic and parking arrangements at the airport will include:

  • temporary closure of existing carpark entries/exits
  • traffic detours via Southern Cross Drive
  • no change to drop off/pick up location (out front of terminal)
  • taxi rank and bus stop remain in same location, with changed direction to access
  • all traffic will enter the airport precinct by turning left at Seven Mile Brewing and following onsite signage.

Vehicles will access the construction site via Boeing Avenue. Access to the Ballina Homemaker Centre will remain as normal, however the community should expect increased traffic in this area.

map of new traffic changes at airport

Aerial plan

 

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