The 3,000m2 facility will cover approximately 3,000m2 (Image: Port of Newcastle)
The New South Wales Government and Port of Newcastle, Australia, have revealed the design for the new A$12.7 million (US$9.6 million) Newcastle Cruise Terminal, which is expected to transform the cruise passenger experience.
The 3,000m2 facility will cover approximately 3,000m2 and will include areas for passenger drop-off and pick up, coach parking and vessel provisioning.
"We are excited to share the concept design for the Newcastle Cruise Terminal which reflects Newcastle’s position as a world-class cruise ship destination,” said Geoff Crowe, Port of Newcastle’s CEO.
“The new cruise terminal, to be built at the Channel Berth, will enable the Port to receive more and larger cruise ships in the future,” said Geoff. “Importantly, it will position Newcastle as a home port where ships can start and finish their destination in Newcastle.”
"The Newcastle Cruise Terminal is a big win for the region and a key part of Newcastle's revitalisation,” said MacDonald. “It cements the city as an international cruise destination and will deliver flow on benefit to the region's already thriving tourism industry. Additionally, it complements the increased capacity of Newcastle Airport."
"The NSW Government has contributed A$13.1 million towards the A$13.5 million Newcastle cruise upgrades, said MacDonald. “The Hunter Research Foundation has estimated the projects will contribute around A$26.7 million to the local economy and an additional 76 jobs through construction and flow-on effects."
Construction of the new cruise terminal is due to begin in early 2018.
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