$1.9 million for new car park

AN UPGRADE to the car park at the Whitsunday Coast Airport is expected to cost about $1.9 million.

Whitsunday Regional Council approved the estimate from GHD engineers at yesterday's council meeting.

Council will now call for tenders for the work.

At yesterday's meeting, it was also confirmed that paid parking would be introduced to pay for the upgrade.

The redevelopment of the car park includes shelters for taxi ranks, drop off points and coach parking and barrier fencing which could cater for overload parking in peak times.

Stage one will include 150 general parking bays, 105 rental car bays, 10 bus bays, six taxi rank bays and an over flow park of 50 bays.

The car park upgrade is separate to the $7 million terminal upgrade which is being paid for by the State Government.

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