$3.6 Million Flinders Island Airport RUNWAY Upgrade IS FULLY COMPLETED
Residents and visitors to Flinders Island and the Furneaux Islands are now benefiting from the $3.6 million federal funding which enabled the Airport to continue to operate safely.
The Airport Runway Upgrade project was completed in June 2020, and due to the restrictions of COVID-19, Flinders Council delayed the event launch.
Mayor Annie Revie said, “We are so grateful to the Federal Government for fully funding the Runway Upgrade project and to the State Government for initially coming to our aid. Our airport is our community’s lifeline. The Runway Upgrade Project was no easy task to organise and ensure minimal disruption to the Community, so I would like to thank all those that participated in ensuring the project was a success.”
Council thanked The Hon. Michael McCormack MP and Bridget Archer for providing invaluable assistance during the entire process of the project.
Federal Member for Bass Bridget Archer attended the launch and said the upgrades were critical to ensuring the airport could safely meet the needs of the Flinders Island community.
“With many locals flying in and out of the Island for business or personal reasons and with a growing tourism industry, particularly as we emerge out of COVID-19, the completed works are essential in ensuring the safety of airport operations for many years ahead,” Mrs Archer said.
The funding was provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development through the Community Development Grants Programme.