Ter­mi­nal makeover all set for take-off

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

PERTH AIR­PORT THE ter­mi­nal 1 fore­court and re­tail hub will be trans­formed as part of Perth Air­port’s $1 bil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment pro­gram.

The $54 mil­lion makeover of the T1 fore­court will in­clude a land­scaped plaza with two new food and bev­er­age out­lets that can be ac­cessed from in­side and out­side the ter­mi­nal, as well as a range of spe­cialty stores.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Brad Geatches said the de­sign would en­able pas­sen­gers and visi­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence the Perth out­doors in a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment.

“Our weather is a key as­set, and giv­ing peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy the out­door cafe cul­ture that is in­te­gral to the WA lifestyle was im­por­tant in the de­vel­op­ment of the de­sign of this area,” he said.

Other fea­tures on the fore­court in­clude free Wi-Fi, a car park, bus sta­tion, im­proved pedes­trian ac­cess and pickup/drop-off ar­eas, cov­ered walk­ways, seat­ing and land­scap­ing that in­cor­po­rates na­tive flora.

“The year 2015 is an ex­cit­ing year of trans­for­ma­tion at Perth Air­port with many projects reach­ing com­ple­tion. The T1 fore­court ex­pan­sion is well un­der way and will pro­vide an en­joy­able travel ex­pe­ri­ence for cus­tomers,” Mr Geatches said.

“With the new T1 Do­mes­tic Pier open­ing later in the year and Vir­gin Aus­tralia mov­ing their do­mes­tic ser­vices to T1, this first phase of the con­sol­i­da­tion of com­mer­cial air ser­vices is be­com­ing a re­al­ity.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.