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Aerodrome Renewal Works

Works on improving the aerodromes in the local government area are well underway.‚Äč

“Resurfacing of the runway at Baradine has now been completed”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councilor Denis Todd. “It has been at least 10 years since gravel was last placed on the strip and these works, including gravel resurfacing and bitumen sealing of a 50 metre section at the eastern end of the runway will keep the runway going for another 10 years.”

“The Baradine runway is unsealed and was in need of a top up of gravel to ensure that it continues to provide reliable service to the surrounding local communities.”

“The activities at the Baradine Aerodrome are undertaken by a small band of local Baradine volunteers. The volunteers are on a roster to check landing lights and general condition of the strip. They are also in contact with Air Ambulance and Royal Flying Doctor Service, who are frequently called to Baradine,” said Cr Denis Todd.

“Council is extremely grateful to the volunteers who operate the aerodrome” says Cr Todd, who is also Chairman of Council’s Aerodrome Advisory Committee.

“The Baradine Aerodrome provides a vital service for residents in and around Baradine and Council has undertaken these works to ensure that medical flights continue to operate from the Aerodrome, said Cr Todd.

“The works by Council follow works to renew the perimeter fence at Baradine, which was funded by the Australian Government through the Drought Communities Programme, at a cost of $70,000. The new feral animal prevention fence significantly reduces the likelihood of pigs and kangaroos entering the aerodrome. At the same time the fence at the Coonabarabran Aerodrome was also replaced with a feral animal fence at a cost of $85,000”, explained Cr Todd.

“The runway at Coonabarabran Aerodrome is also set for renewal with $340,000 allocated in the budget to resurface the bitumen runway. Tenders for the resurfacing project have been called and the works are expected to be undertaken in either January or February next year”, concluded Cr Todd.

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Aerodrome works Photo

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2019