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Call for tenders for airport expansion

AS work on Bundaberg Airport's runway extension moves toward completion, Bundaberg Regional Council is preparing for the next stage of the upgrade.

A spokeswoman for council said tenders are being called for to expand the passenger terminal.

“Tenders for construction of the terminal were advertised in the Bundaberg NewsMail on Saturday, and will be open for a period of four weeks,” the spokeswoman said.

Once tenders are received, council will vote on which one to accept.

“Once the successful tender has been selected and contracted by council, a meeting will be held with businesses located at the airport to outline the construction process, which will be designed to minimise disruptions to current airport operations,” the spokeswoman said.

Bundaberg Regional Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said it was great to see the project moving forward.

“The upgrade of the airport is a major outcome of Councils' Regional Economic Development Strategy 2008 - 2014,” she said.

“Our goal is to provide significant stimulus to the region's economy - in terms of both industry and the community and this tender process brings us one step closer.”

Currently council is undertaking the final overlay of bitumen on the extended runway.

A Boral bitumen plant was constructed near the airport to provide more than 30,000 tonnes of bitumen to the project.

Weather permitting, the runway should be complete in September, however the airport cannot take passenger jets until the terminal is also upgraded to new security standards.

Council announced in March it would be spending up to $6 million to upgrade the current terminal.

Details on the tender can be accessed from council's website at www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au or by telephoning 1300 883 699.



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