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Victoria Govt contributes to Kerang improvements

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 14, 2014
Improvements to the Kerang Aerodrome will include a runway reseal, taxiway widening, and improved lighting.
Improvements to the Kerang Aerodrome will include a runway reseal, taxiway widening, and improved lighting.

The Victorian State Government has announced a $776,000 upgrade of Kerang Aerodrome near Swan Hill in the north-west of the state.

A large proportion of the funding will come from the government’s $20 million Regional Aviation Fund, and the upgrades will comprise a resealing and re-sheeting of runway, upgrade of fuel storage, widening and levelling of the taxiway, and the installation of a navigational system and lighting.

“Kerang Aerodrome is one of this region’s key economic assets and these upgrades will benefit the local community’s aircraft training services, recreational flying and emergency services,” Victorian Minister for the Aviation Industry, Gordon Rich-Phillips said in a statement. “These improvements are essential if Kerang Aerodrome is to continue playing a role in local tourism and air freight services in the area.”

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5 Comments

  • Paul shankar

    says:

    So another Victorian airport upgrade. what happening to Avalon Airport upgrades and international terminal. Seem like nothing happening at Avalon airport. Jet star has up to April to decide to stay at Avalon or pack up.

    Avalon Airport would be ghost town if Jetstar decide to pull out. Why the government cannot make Avalon Airport as their domestic or budget Airport so all budget airlines can fly from there like other Asian airport where there is budget terminal airport for budget airlines.
    Can

    Can’t anyone see long term future for Avalon Airport. Already Melbourne Airport is overcrowded and no places to sit around and car park fees very expensive. (Rip off) It is worst Airport I ever seen in Asia region.

  • Adrian

    says:

    Avalon is too close to Tullamarine and too hard to get to.
    Laverton was a missed opportunity for a domestic/commuter airport with its access to the Melbourne – Geelong railway line. Could do with an airport to the east of Melbourne so a large population and business area does not have to flog their way through the Melbourne sprawl.

    Is there a plan for Australia to have no one more than ninety minutes from an airport like China proposes?

  • Raymond

    says:

    Adrian – I presume that you mean only for urban dwellers? I can’t imagine that it’d be feasible to have all rural and regional residents within 90 minutes drive of an airport, especially in a country as sparsely populated as Australia.

  • Raymond

    says:

    Thanks to the Victorian Government for investing in regional aviation and spending money on real benefits that make a long-term difference.

  • Adrian

    says:

    Well Raymond,
    Perhaps more could be achieved in accessing rural areas with 100 2 mile long runways than 200 miles of freeway.
    Brazil does it rather than struggle through the jungle.

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