Kiss and ride for airport
It was way back in 2009 when the council embarked on a project to deliver a greatly expanded carpark in front of the Karratha airport terminal building.
Now, seven years later we have such a high-quality airport that we have won the Australian Airports Association Innovation and Excellence Award for Infrastructure Development for our Terminal Upgrade.
This is a prestigious award given by the national organisation in which we were competing against very good quality airport infrastructure developments in the country.
We are very proud to have achieved this.
The council has now decided to beautify and improve the entrance by widening and landscaping the front of the terminal area, providing shade structures and planter boxes to make the entrance more welcoming and attractive.
In addition, we will relocate the terminal access road to take traffic further away from the building and we are going to re-work the short-term and long-term parking exits.
We will also reinstate the “kiss and ride” where people can pull over to drop off passengers without having to park and increase the size of the short-term parking area.
This work will cost about $2.5 million, paid for by the airport itself, and we expect it will commence in the second quarter of 2017.