Bundaberg Airport in Queensland will close from midday until midnight from Thursday while a new spray-on treatment is applied to the runway.
The project is expected to be completed before the Labor Day holiday on 4 May and, in the meantime, arrangements have been made to use the grass runway during the daylight period of closure.
Councillor Greg Barnes told Bundaberg Now, “Because the spray-on mixture needs time to dry before aircraft can land on it, we are closing the airport daily from midday until midnight through Thursday this week.”
The “surface enrichment project” is one of two works happening at the airport, with a second involving widening the taxiway in front of the terminal to improve safety and drainage.
“Construction to Taxiway Alpha, plus an extension of Taxiway Hotel, has provided operational efficiencies and potential for new enterprises at Bundaberg Airport,” Cr Barnes said.
“It’s all been part of the ongoing transformation of the Bundaberg Regional Aviation Aerospace Precinct, which has been underway since 2018.”
Bundaberg Regional Airport is six kilometres south-west of the city’s CBD.
The region is normally serviced by two commercial airlines, Qantaslink and Alliance Airlines, as well as Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Life Flight, and a number of charter operators and training organisations.