Aerodrome upgrade the last of long-term projects
MONTO Aerodrome was the last of the three major North Burnett aerodromes to receive an upgrade, after Gayndah and Mundubbera.
The Monto Aerodrome upgrade concluded the North Burnett Aerodrome Upgrade project, which had incorporated significant upgrades to the Gayndah, Mundubbera and Monto aerodromes.
The total cost for the three upgrades was $13.2 million.
This came from the previous state government’s Royalties for Regions program.
Gayndah Aerodrome was the main beneficiary, undergoing a full widening and strengthening of the runway, while Mundubbera also received an extension.
With the finishing of Monto’s reseal and lighting upgrade, the work is officially over.
North Burnett Mayor Rachel Chambers said the finishing of upgrades meant the three airports could now service the region to their full potential.
“The Monto Aerodrome project incorporated a complete reseal of the runway and taxiway pavement including an asphalt corrector on a section of the runway to aid drainage, and upgrade of the aeronautical ground lighting,” Cr Chambers said.
“The Gayndah, Monto and Mundubbera aerodromes are of key strategic significance to the region.
“Each of these aerodromes plays an important role in their local community, as access for business flights, local flights, and most importantly, providing for a level of emergency medical services access, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service, as an alternative to time consuming road travel access.”
To view our previous coverage of the North Burnett Aerodrome Upgrade Project, go to centralnorth burnetttimes.com.au.