Firstly apologies for the delay in this update, however we have some good news.
Majority of works will be completed within weeks
The Fraser Coast Airport Runway Renewal Project will be finished within weeks, four months ahead of schedule. The works will be complete by early November, except for the final grooving which will occur in mid-January 2021 - taking approximately two weeks (weather permitting). The asphalt needs to cure for eight weeks before the grooving can take place.
We acknowledge this has been a difficult time for local residents and our airport stakeholders. Your understanding and patience has been appreciated. This important work is necessary to ensure our airport continues to meet required national design and safety standards.
Why have we been able to finish sooner than expected?
The contractor has an onsite batching plant that can produce 300 tonnes of asphalt an hour, allowing two paving machines and crews to operate at once.
We apologise for the noise produced from these works, which occur at night to avoid disruption to flights. The night works have been necessary to minimise disruption to the airport during the day. For example, our airport is one of the busiest for the Royal Flying Doctors so we just couldn’t shut the airport for the duration of works.
Video of Works
Please find a link below to a video showing some of the work that has been happening at the Airport. The video shows a typical shift, laying the wearing course which has now been completed.
Video Link: https://youtu.be/5gSADYNIDR8
Please visit the project page for more detailed information on the project:
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project please do not hesitate to contact the Project Team:
The next update will be Friday 16 October
Thank you for your continued patience while this important work is carried out.
Community Development and Engagement (on behalf of the Airport Project Team)
Fraser Coast Regional Council
T| 1300 79 49 29 E| email@example.com