Queenstown Airport has applied for consent for a building for
Aviation Security Services (Avsec) and, if approved, the
building could be operational by next winter.
Aeronautical general manager Simon Barr said the airport had
been planning the building for the past 18 months with Avsec.
Avsec had outgrown its current facilities in the terminal
building, Mr Barr said, though passengers would not be
In the resource consent application, it is said the building
would house a central interview room, a breakout room, a
training room, reception and waiting area, an office and
associated areas such as bathrooms and storerooms.
''The Avsec activity is a necessary and anticipated activity
at an airport,'' Mr Barr said.
''This proposal fulfils an immediate demand for new Avsec
facilities at Queenstown Airport.''
Avsec carries out aviation security services throughout New
Zealand, including screening passengers and their luggage.