Geraldton Airport lands innovation award

Published: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 2:23:41 PM

It’s been a big year for the Geraldton Airport with the extension of the runway and those efforts have been recognised at the Australian Airports Association’s National Airport Industry Awards.  

Geraldton was awarded for Innovation and Excellence in Infrastructure Development (Regional Airport) for the runway renewal project that was completed in September this year.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn commended everyone involved.

“We’re thrilled to have been recognised for this project that saw the runway expand to 2,400m and helps achieve our long-standing plan to open the region to new markets and further grow aviation activities that will benefit the community,” he said.

“I would like to give a special thanks to the Geraldton Airport staff, both the Federal and State Government and local contractor WBHO who were integral to this project’s success.

“To be recognised alongside other airports such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Darwin is a massive honour and we’re very proud.”

The annual awards held just last week on the Gold Coast celebrate and recognise the contributions made by members of the Australian Airports Association (AAA). 

Upgrades to the Geraldton Airport involved the renewal and upgrade of the existing runway, taxiway and apron pavements as well as extension of the main runway to 2,400 metres and expansion of the main apron to accommodate larger aircrafts.

The project was jointly funded with the Australian Government Building Better Regions Fund contributing $10 million, the State Government Regional Airports Development Scheme $6.5 million and the City $7.5 million.

More information about the National Airport Industry Awards is available at www.airports.asn.au

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