A $8.35 million upgrade to the Gunnedah Airport is now complete, including refurbishment of the tarmac, taxiway and apron, and opening up the airport to the possibility of commercial passenger services.

The project has also brought the airport into line with Australian Civil Aviation Regulation requirements for certified facilities.

Gunnedah Shire Deputy Mayor, Rob Hooke, said that it was good to see this important project reach completion.

“Airports are critical infrastructure for the community,” Mr Hooke said. 

“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.”

Featured image: Gunnedah Airport’s new tarmac. Image credit: Gunnedah Shire Council. 

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