Safety will be improved for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Angel Flight, especially in poor weather and at night, as well as for the twice-weekly passenger services.
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* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).
This upgrade will ensure the airport meets Civil Aviation Safety Authority requirements.
Improved drainage means there will be less maintenance required on the airstrip due to it not holding water for a longer period of time after rain or a flood.
Enabling the continued operation of the Royal Flying Doctor Services and Angel Flight to provide essential health services for the town and surrounding areas, and of passenger services, ensuring connectivity with other regions.
A more energy-efficient LED lighting system will make the runway lighting system more robust and capable of withstanding power surges.
Drainage upgrades including surface ditches, inlets and an underground system will avoid the impacts of flooding and erosion, and improve the operations of the airport after a severe storm event.
Surface ditches, inlets and an underground storm water drainage system.