Mundubbera takes flights

PROJECT FINISHED: Mundubberra Aerodrome is back in action.
PROJECT FINISHED: Mundubberra Aerodrome is back in action. Contributed

MUNDUBBERA airport has the green light and is open for aircraft traffic again.

North Burnett Mayor Don Waugh said he was pleased to announce that the Mundubbera Aerodrome had re-opened.

"The official opening of the upgraded Mundubbera Aerodrome is planned to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of Local Government in Mundubbera on Saturday, September 26," Cr Waugh said.

"Most of the contractors utilised on site, including council's acting as the principal contractor, were sourced locally.

"Local resources were used where possible making this project a truly regional commitment."

It is estimated this project supported 50 jobs in the region through the construction period.

Following on from the Mundubbera reconstruction, the Gayndah Aerodrome is to become the focus for the council's aerodrome upgrade project.

The Gayndah Aerodrome will be closed from Monday with a scheduled reopening in mid-December.

"All air traffic will be re-routed to Mundubbera while the Gayndah Aerodrome is closed," Cr Waugh said.

"Council is also working to promote the project and to leverage increased economic activity into the future."

The Gayndah Aerodrome will be classed as a construction site from Monday and will have restricted access.

Anyone requiring entry to the Gayndah Aerodrome is asked to contact the council prior to the date.

The council acknowledges that the Mundubbera Aerodrome project has received funding for both flood damage repair and betterment through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

This is a joint Commonwealth and State Government program.

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