Taupō Airport Upgrade
As a transport hub for our growing district, Taupō Airport has seen a steady increase in traffic over the years. The facility serves both locals travelling throughout New Zealand as well as visitors, and traffic through the Airport will only continue to grow in the coming years. With this in mind, an upgrade to the terminal building and its carpark was included in Taupō District Council’s 2018-28 Long-term Plan.
This upgrade is now underway with a budget of $9.237 million, funded with $3.367 million allocated in the Long-term Plan, a $5 million grant from the Crown’s Provincial Development Unit, and $870,000 from the Ministry of Transport.
The upgrade will see the construction of a new terminal building designed by local architects Stephenson and Turner and built by Taupō firm Watts Construction, as well as improved parking facilities to be constructed by CAMEX Civil. This work follows on from an upgrade of the Airport’s water and wastewater infrastructure in 2020.
|Start date:||July 2021|
|Project budget:||$9.237 million|
|Contractors:||Stephenson and Turner (design of new terminal building)|
Watts Construction (construction of new terminal building)
CAMEX (parking facilities)
Project updates and media release
JULY 2, 2021
A beautiful Taupō morning welcomed stakeholders and supporters, contractors and airport staff to the blessing of the Taupō Airport upgrade project. The blessing was conducted by the Reverend Peace, and Mayor David Trewavas and Deputy Mayor Christine Rankin spoke of their support and thanks for the many groups who had spent many years working towards this day.
The upgrade will see a new airport terminal designed by local architects Stephenson and Turner as well as a new carpark. The terminal will be built alongside the existing building so as to minimise disruption. Work gets underway next week.
JUNE 30, 2021
Locals on the tools as part of Taupō Airport upgrade
Local contractors have been confirmed for the next stage of the upgrade to the Taupō Airport Terminal and the Airport carpark. The upgrade will see the construction of a new terminal building designed by local architects Stephenson and Turner and built by Watts Construction, as well as improved parking facilities to be constructed by CAMEX. This work follows on from an upgrade of the Airport’s water and wastewater infrastructure in 2020.