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Runway Resurfacing at Coonabarabran Aerodrome

Resurfacing of the bitumen runway and aprons at the Coonabarabran Aerodrome has now been completed, extending the aerodrome’s life for future users.

“The Coonabarabran Aerodrome is a crucial piece of infrastructure for the Shire”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “Its regional location means the Aerodrome provides a vital service for rapid response services in the area, including for medical emergencies. It is important to ensure the runway is reliable now and into the future.”

“Bitumen seal typically lasts 15 to 20 years before cracks begin to appear. When they do appear, rainwater enters the pavement which leads to potholes and rutting of the surface. The last time the runway at Coonabarabran was resealed was in 2002, so the current work is timely”, explained Cr Todd.

“Just like painting a house to protect timber, it is necessary to reseal the runway surface to protect the pavement underneath. The Coonabarabran Aerodrome was in need of these works to ensure that it continues to provide reliable service for local users, and for the Air Ambulance and Royal Flying Doctor Service, who are frequently called to our regional communities,” said Cr Denis Todd

“The cost of the project was $330,114. Roadwork Industries was engaged by Council to complete the works following a tender process”, said Cr Todd.

“The resealing works follow on from the project to re-fence the entire perimeter of the Aerodrome, which was funded by the NSW Government Drought Communities Programme – Extension. Both of these projects were undertaken to help ensure transport infrastructure in the Shire remains viable”, concluded Cr Todd.

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Coonabarabran Aerodrome

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2019