Airport carpark upgrade

An additional 100 carparking spaces will be provided at the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport as part of a signficant carpark upgrade project. 

The Airport Boulevard project has included realignment of Southern Cross Drive, which will now enable more carparking spaces to be constructed at the airport.

Other features of the carpark upgrade include dedicated ground transport and rental carparking areas, installation of solar PV system over part of the long term carpark to support the energy needs of the airport, a new simplified carpark management system including boom gates, and landscaping.

Work is now underway, with crews now establishing the site and enacting the traffic management plan. 

The airport carpark upgrade is expected to be completed in December 2021 (weather and site conditions permitting).

Council is urging the community to arrive at the airport earlier to avoid being inconvenienced by traffic delays and parking changes. 

The following traffic and parking arrangements are now in place:

  • one-way traffic circulation in the main airport precinct
  • enter the airport turning left at Seven Mile Brewery via Southern Cross Drive
  • exit the airport via the new roundabout on Airport Boulevard, turning right onto Southern Cross Drive
  • set down and pickup areas in front of the terminal
  • rental carparking located in Zones A, B and C (as shown above)
  • taxi/shuttle bus zones situated between the secure overnight carpark and the administration building.

For more information about the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport visit their website
 

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