With more than 150 flights per week, Dubbo City Regional Airport is one of the state’s busiest regional airports, servicing more than 171,000 passengers per year. Following from a recent growth in Dubbo air traffic - which is expected to continue - Dubbo City Council called tenders to expand the airport.
Barnson was the successful tenderer for the structural and geotechnical engineering design for the expansion project. The project included doubling the capacity of the existing departure lounge, providing a new café, toilets and passenger screening area. The brief also included providing better circulation space within the baggage handling area and ensuring that the structure has the capacity for future growth. That meant an expansion that could have a second storey added and accommodate lateral expansion in the future.