Friday, March 1, 2024

Gunnedah tarmac reaches new heights

Work to upgrade Gunnedah Airport’s tarmac to meet national civil aviation requirements has now been completed.

Gunnedah Shire Deputy Mayor, Rob Hooke says the $8.35 million project included complete refurbishment of the tarmac, taxiway and apron to bring it into line with Australian Civil Aviation Regulation requirements for certified facilities.

Cr Hooke said it was good to see this important project reach completion.

“Airports are critical infrastructure for the community.”

“They are important in times of emergency, for tourism, business purposes and for recreational use.

“Gunnedah Airport’s tarmac was nearing the end of its serviceable life and needed significant work.

“With the assistance of funding from the New South Wales government through the Resources for Regions Program, and the Federal Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, Gunnedah Shire Council has been able to ensure the tarmac is in good shape for many years to come. It also opens the door to the possibility of a commercial passenger service in the future,” he said.

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