Fraser Coast Airport Runway Renewal

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Fraser Coast Airport Renewal Project 2019/2020

Project Overview

The refursbishment of the Hervey Bay Airport runway and airfield lighting is set to start soon. These works are vital to the airport’s infrastructure, ensuring the Airport continues to meet required national design and safety standards.With regular flights to and from the Hervey Bay Airport to Brisbane, Sydney and local tourism destinations carrying more than 180,000 passengers a year, it’s vital the Airport continues to meet service standards for residents and visitors of the Fraser Coast.

  • Tender Process (18 October 2019 - 29 November 2019)

    Tenders close 5:00pm, 29 November 2019. The tender report is expected to be considered by Council in December. (*dependent on no. tender submissions)

  • Stage 1 - Lighting and works preparations (TBC* December 2019/ January 2020)

    6 Weeks of lighting and preparation work. Majority day works, with some night works to minimise impacts to flights. * subject to change dependent delays out of the control of Council.

  • Stage 2 - Runway Pavement and Taxiway Renewal (TBC* due to commence - March 2020)

    3 months - overlaying the runway pavement and rejuvenating the taxiway. Majority night works - to minimise impact on residents & visitors in relation to flights. *subject to any delays

Register to stay informed

Residents are encouraged to register through this project page, to keep up to date with the details of the project, meetings and any other relevant information prior to the works commencing. This page will also remain open during the works as a resource for community members to keep up to date during the project.

Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC) undertook a runway assessment of its Hervey Bay Airport facility in November 2014, as part of its Airport masterplanning initiative. The investigation and report was compiled by GHD and presented to Council in December 2014.

Conclusions from the report indicated that the runway was approaching its useful life expectancy and deterioration was as per the predicted wear-rate. However, increased traffic from medium passenger jets could increase the rate or wear and decrease the predicted life span.

Council has elected to undertake a runway overlay to increase the useful life of the runway and taxiways with a 20-year horizon. Council is Tender submissions for the as-designed works that are specified in the tender documentation.

The project is to be delivered in four (4) separable portions:

SP1 – HML lighting to the RPT apron, conduit works and cabling

SP2 – Runway 11/29 overlay works, turning nodes, taxiway works, RPT apron upgrades, AGL upgrades other than SP1 works

SP3 – Avion Airside Development taxiway and interconnections

SP4 – General Aviation infills to aprons and taxiways


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