Injune Aerodrome reaching new heights with upgrades complete

Media Release

MM126/2018

09 August 2018

Joint release with:

Cr Cameron O'Neil

Councillor—Maranoa Region Council
Portfolio Chair for Airports

The Hon David Littleproud MP

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Federal Member for Maranoa

Injune's Aerodrome is ready for take-off following completion of upgrade works on its signalling area and helipad.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the Federal Government partnered with Maranoa Regional Council to fund the project through the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program.

“The Federal Liberal and Nationals' Government is committed to upgrading remote airstrips to ensure safe year-round access for communities and this is a great example of this investment delivering for the Maranoa region,” Mr McCormack said.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the Coalition Government had extended the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program in the 2018–19 Budget.

“Upgrades like we've done to the helipad are important for emergency choppers, including air ambulances,“ Mr Littleproud said.

“Because we're investing $28.3 million from 2018−19 to 2021−22, more airports are upgraded to provide safe, year-round access to remote communities.”

Council's Portfolio Chair for Airports Cameron O'Neil said these much needed improvements would ensure the sustainability of the aerodrome and safety of users.

“Works included clearing, chip-sealing and painting of the signalling area, as well as repairs, resealing and clear edge markings for the helicopter landing area,” Cr O'Neil said.

“Without the help from the Australian Government, this upgrade would not have been possible.”

For more information on the Australian Government's Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program, visit infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/regional/raug.aspx.

For more information on the Injune Aerodrome upgrades, contact Council's Airports Team on 1300 007 662.