Airstrip open­ing

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Zoe Keenan

The long-awaited of­fi­cial open­ing of the Norseman Airstrip will go ahead by next month.

The $3.2 mil­lion up­grade of the strip into an all-weather fa­cil­ity was com­pleted ear­lier this year.

The airstrip had a few test runs lead­ing up to its of­fi­cial open­ing.

“We’re al­ready see­ing an in­ter­est in it from both the min­ing and tourism sec­tors,” Shire of Dun­das chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Fitchat said.

“We’ve had a cou­ple of un­sched­uled land­ings as well, so there’s def­i­nitely an in­ter­est and it will greatly ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity.”

The Shire of Dun­das will set an of­fi­cial open­ing date this week, some time be­tween Novem­ber 26 and De­cem­ber 9.

“It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing to be fi­nally open­ing the airstrip,” Mr Fitchat said.

“It’s some­thing the coun­cil­lors have been lob­by­ing for (for) quite a while.”

The coun­cil will vote on a date at tonight’s spe­cial coun­cil meet­ing.

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