Thursday, April 25, 2024

Flinders Ranges seal aerodrome deal

South Australia’s Flinders Ranges Council has welcomed the approval of grant funding to enable sealing of the Quorn Aerodrome runway, and re-sealing of the Hawker Aerodrome runway.

Combined funding of $530,200 has been awarded through Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Regional Airports Program to support the works.

Mayor, Greg Flint says the funding will enable works that Council has been keen to implement for some time.

“Re-sealing the runway at Hawker Aerodrome is essential to its on-going safe accessibility,” the Mayor said.

“This is particularly important as it is currently the only sealed and lit runway providing 24-hour all-weather operations between Port Augusta (100kms to the southwest) and Leigh Creek (150km to the north).”

He said sealing of the runway at Quorn Aerodrome had been on Council’s “wish list” for many years.

“This funding will finally enable Council to provide the community in Quorn and surrounding areas with a consistently safe and accessible aerodrome facility, which is vitally important, as it will ensure 24-hour, all-weather access by emergency services, such as The Royal Flying Doctor Service.”

“As well as ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our local communities, both projects will support our tourism industry, by enhancing the region’s accessibility by private and charter flight operators,” Mayor Flint said.

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