Aero­drome up­grade the last of long-term projects

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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