The cost of the redevelopment will be met 100% by Nelson Airport Ltd with external funding. No ratepayer money will be sought and there will be no reduction in the annual dividend Nelson Airport pays to its Shareholders (Nelson City and Tasman District Councils).
“This is a very exciting step in the evolution of Nelson Airport and its role as the gateway to our region”, says Nelson Airport CEO Rob Evans. “We’ve used the latest industry best practise techniques to determine how this facility works for passengers and its operators, and as a result have created a plan that will see every element of the airport design improved. Visually it will be magnificent; locally sourced timber products, floor to ceiling windows, a spacious open plan style and a unique roof design will all work in harmony to make this space feel very special and reflect the beauty of the region. Functionally we will increase car parking by 300 spaces to cater for 900 vehicles and create more room for taxis, buses and rental cars. We’ll have a much more intuitive layout for passengers with an increased check-in area and departure lounge, new retail space, double the number of toilets and more food and beverage offerings.”