Whyalla Airport

Location: Whyalla, South Australia

Country: Australia

Client: City of Whyalla

Architect: Katanoo

Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Fire, Communications & Security Engineering

Project successfully integrates the old with the new and all completed while the terminal had to remain operational

The existing building was far too small to cater for passengers flying in and out of Whyalla. A complete redevelopment of the existing terminal plus extensions nearly doubles the size of the building.

New facilities include an extended lounge with viewing area overlooking the tarmac, new rental car facilities, new check-in area and new incoming/outgoing baggage areas.

The key challenges for Meinhardt’s building services team were working around a functioning airport – which saw a temporary transportable terminal building brought in while construction underway – and integrating with the original building and services.