Gold Coast airport control tower to undergo A$2.3m upgrade

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Airservices Australia has entered into a contract for the refurbishment and upgrade of the Gold Coast airport's control tower.

The project will cost Australian dollars (A$) 2.3 million ($2.2 million) and is part of a programme to modernise and upgrade 28 operational air traffic control towers and systems across the country. The programme will commence from the first week of October, said Airservices.

The current Gold Coast airport control tower complex was built in 1989 and commissioned in 1990.

The extensive refurbishment programme is to be completed by February 2012 and will extend the life of the tower for another 20 years, added Airservices.