Toowoomba Airport Apron Expansion and Taxiway Upgrade

for Toowoomba Regional Council

REHBEIN Airport Consulting prepared detailed design information for expansion of aircraft apron and upgrade of taxiways at Toowoomba Airport. The airport services Regular Public Transport operations to Sydney and Western Queensland using Dash 8-100 and -300 series aircraft together with substantial charter operations using King Air aircraft to serve resource activity in the Surat basin. The upgrade requirements were identified in the Toowoomba Aerodrome Master Plan completed by REHBEIN Airport Consulting in 2014 and included:

  • Upgrade of 1.1km of existing natural surface taxiway to an all-weather, asphalt surfaced facility meeting Code B requirements in accordance with CASA MOS Part 139;
  • Expansion of the itinerant aircraft parking apron by 4,300m2 to accommodate temporary parking of based operators’ King Air aircraft during the taxiway construction, future RFDS and itinerant light aircraft, and possible expansion of Dash 8 operations; and
  • Review of aircraft parking arrangements on the adjacent RPT apron.

The design needed to take account of potential contamination issues identified through investigations undertaken by Lambert & Rehbein’s environmental specialists. Our scope of services involved the provision of full detailed design drawings and specifications to allow construction by Toowoomba Regional Council construction teams, or tender to external contract as necessary. The documentation covered aircraft pavements, stormwater drainage, apron oodlighting and apron pavement markings.

Documentation was delivered on time and to budget enabling Council to meet its resourcing and financing imperatives for the construction of the works.