Carpark up­grade more wel­com­ing

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Peter Long Peter Long is the City of Kar­ratha Mayor

The one dis­ap­point­ing as­pect of our new air­port has been the front of the ter­mi­nal and carpark.

It was al­ways planned to up­grade this part of the fa­cil­ity, but we have had to do some de­tailed de­sign and cost­ing works be­fore we could be­gin. This work has now been fin­ished and a ten­der awarded for a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar up­grade.

The scope will in­volve a to­tal re­work of the paved area at the front to in­clude planter boxes, sun­shades, seat­ing, light­ing, CCTV, retic­u­la­tion and new qual­ity pav­ing tiles. The area will be sub­stan­tially wider — a se­cu­rity re­quire­ment — and will in­clude sun and rain shades ex­tend­ing from the ter­mi­nal doors out to the carpark.

In the carpark, traf­fic will be re-routed and en­try/exit gates re­lo­cated to make ac­cess and egress sim­pler and safer.

The in­ter­nal road lay­out will be changed to pro­vide a “kiss-an­dride” drop off area and sig­nage, land­scap­ing and drainage re­placed.

Not only will this work greatly im­prove the use­abil­ity of the ter­mi­nal but it will be much more at­trac­tive for peo­ple, with more trees and green­ery to wel­come new ar­rivals.

The City is plan­ning fur­ther up­dates to the front of the ter­mi­nal and carpark at the air­port. Pic­ture: ToPH

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