Fraser Coast Airport Renewal Project

Project Overview

The refurbishment of the Hervey Bay Airport runway and airfield lighting is now complete. These works were vital to the airport’s infrastructure, ensuring the Airport continues to meet required national design and safety standards.With regular flights to and from the Hervey Bay Airport to Brisbane, Sydney and local tourism destinations carrying (approximately) 180,000 passengers a year, it’s vital the Airport continues to meet service standards for residents and visitors of the Fraser Coast.

Jetstar Flights return & Fulton Hogan complete works video

31/5/21 - With direct Jetstar flights to and from Sydney starting last week, we thought we would share this video Fulton Hogan Airports prepared showcasing the recent refurbishment of the Hervey Bay Airport runway and airfield lighting.

Minor maintenance works

26/3/21 - Minor maintenance works Monday 12th April 2021 to Friday 16th April 2021 for five nights.

  • Tender Process

    Tenders closed 5:00pm, 29 November 2019. The tender report was considered by Council in February 2020. (*Updated February 2020)

  • Project Pre-Planning (with Contractors)

    March 2020 - June 2020

  • Site establishment and set up

    July 2020

  • Stage 1 - Lighting and works preparations

    End of July 2020 - 6 Weeks of lighting and preparation work. Majority day works, with some night works to minimise impacts to flights. * subject to change dependent delays out of the control of Council. (*Updated July 2020)

  • Asphalt plant set up

    Late August 2020

  • Stage 2 - Runway Pavement and Taxiway Renewal (*due to commence - after lighting works)

    *Updated - September 2020 - October 2020 - overlaying the runway pavement and rejuvenating the taxiway. Majority night works - to minimise impact on residents & visitors in relation to flights. *subject to any delays

  • Grooving (after the asphalt has set)

    *Updated TBC December 2020 - January 2021

Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC) undertook a runway assessment of its Hervey Bay Airport facility in November 2014, as part of its Airport masterplanning initiative. The investigation and report was compiled by GHD and presented to Council in December 2014.

Conclusions from the report indicated that the runway was approaching its useful life expectancy and deterioration was as per the predicted wear-rate. However, increased traffic from medium passenger jets could increase the rate or wear and decrease the predicted life span.

Council has elected to undertake a runway overlay to increase the useful life of the runway and taxiways with a 20-year horizon. Council is Tender submissions for the as-designed works that are specified in the tender documentation.

The project is to be delivered in four (4) separable portions:

SP1 – HML lighting to the RPT apron, conduit works and cabling

SP2 – Runway 11/29 overlay works, turning nodes, taxiway works, RPT apron upgrades, AGL upgrades other than SP1 works

SP3 – Avion Airside Development taxiway and interconnections

SP4 – General Aviation infills to aprons and taxiways


Project Elements