Client: Ballina Shire Council
Ballina Shire Council proposed to upgrade the airport runway, including widening to 45m, to accommodate the introduction of larger aircraft by Boeing and Airbus, the largest carriers serving Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BBGA), from 2020. AEC were engaged to conduct a cost benefit analysis for the project, outlining the net benefit of the project to the region serviced by the BBGA. The analysis was specifically designed to support a funding application for the project. The cost benefit analysis was undertaken in line with New South Wales and Australian Government guidelines for project evaluation.