Major airport upgrades now complete!

Published on Monday, 21 November 2022 at 4:13:45 PM

On Thursday 5 August 2021, the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu announced its successful bid to secure $300,000 of funding through the Australian Government's Regional Airports Program.

The program aimed to improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers using regional airports and aerodromes and the funding was used for upgrades to infrastructure at the Wongan Hills airport.

The project is now complete and has produced the following outcomes:

  • Expansion – Heli Pad, Apron and Public Parking Area. Initial ground works commenced in January 2022. This phase saw ground works and gravel laying for the apron expansion completed and grading undertaken in readiness for the new Heli-pad.
  • Taxiway Widening - New asphalt for the landing strip, taxi way, Heli-pad and public parking area.
  • Fencing and Drainage Works - Installation of security fencing around the airstrip complete with access control to ensure the safety of the aircraft using the strip. A 3m wide track around the perimeter fence will still be accessible to residents to enjoy wildflower season and to access the numerous walking tracks in the area.
  • Patient Transfer Shelter - A new shelter to service ambulance crews awaiting patient transfers.

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