Civil & Infrastructure




Cairns Airport



Team Leader

Paul De Jong

Project Manager

Turner & Townsend Thinc


Group GSA & MMP Architects

Civil & Structural Engineer


Services Engineer





Project value



Weeks to build



Additional area

As a Cairns local for more than 20 years, Hutchies is thrilled to be working with Cairns Airport to undertake the upgrade of the domestic terminal to provide visitors with a world-class airport experience.

Our commitment to the local economy as well as our emphasis on taking care of the environment were key factors in our selection to undertake this significant project.

Hutchinson have a great track record in the successful delivery of projects across the Far North and their environmental and sustainable work practices are something we really value.

Norris Carter, CEO

Cairns Airport

The works will improve the layout of the terminal, reducing congestion for passengers and increasing the capacity of the security screening area, as well as providing up to 2,000m2 of additional retail and dining areas. This upgrade will future-proof the terminal to cater for up to 10 years of forecast passenger growth and provide options to expand further in the future.

The project will be carried out in nine separable portions and will be undertaken while the airport — the second busiest regional centre in Australia — remains fully operational.

The first stage of the multi-million dollar upgrade was kicked off in February 2019 and is scheduled for completion at the end of 2020.

Cairns is the gateway to Far North Queensland, and Hutchies’ local team is proud to be part of creating an entry point that showcases to the world all that the region has to offer.

As a local builder who employs local workers we are delighted to be working on this project and look forward to delivering this world class facility for Cairns.

Paul De Jong, Team Leader

Hutchinson Builders

We anticipate the expansion of T2 will generate 350 jobs during construction. This includes Hutchies’ own people and our subcontractors. Construction activity will also support the local economy through consultants, suppliers and the local community throughout the project.

Greg Quinn, Managing Director

Hutchinson Builders

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Cairns Airport T2 Domestic Terminal Upgrade


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