Toowoomba Airport Visit - February 2014
With a population of approximately 165,000 Toowoomba has an abundance of quality educational facilities, a stable quality workforce and represents a business hub for the Region however it does not have an airport that services their needs effectively.
All this will change in October when John Wagner’s vision for appropriate airport services comes to fruition with Wellcamp Airport becoming operational.
With a 2.87km runway Wellcamp is designed to cater for large jets up to 747 and will conduct regular passenger services, charter flights, fly in fly out services and airfreight services. With direct access to the Surat, Cooper, Bowen and Galilee Basins businesses will be strongly placed to take advantage of the growth in those areas. The airport will be serviced by an architectural-designed terminal that covers approximately 8000m2.
The development also incorporates the Wellcamp Business Park which will become home to a diverse business community. With the newly announced Toowoomba bypass passing alongside the Business Park allows easy access in all directions. The Business Park is set to become the premier business address outside of Brisbane.
Martin and Paula Porter, Shannon Porter, Graeme Partland and Craig Leschke recently represented Retracom with a guided tour of the facility and the sheer magnitude of the job was clearly evident. With the construction phase being a 24 hour operation the landscape is undergoing daily changes and realisation of a vision is becoming apparent.
The accompanying photo was taken from the end of the new runway and with the bitumen surface scheduled to be laid in early May the Wellcamp Airport is really taking shape. This premier Wagner development is sure to be an outstanding asset to the Region.