The airport on Monday held its quarterly aviation forum, where it met with council, tourism operators and local businesses to look at ways to bring back traffic levels from before COVID. Reduced capacity and high airfares are currently hampering travel to the city.
The dramatic storm on Friday shut down Mildura’s main runway for several hours, though repairs were performed quickly and flights resumed from mid-afternoon.
Waters takes over from acting CEO Kate Holsgrove, who has been in the position since the exit of Kevin Brown last December. Though he does not have an aviation background, he previously served as CEO of Synergy and Verve Energy before his role at Perth Mint.
The small stone chips, which were found at a depth of around two metres in archaeological digs undertaken in preparation for the project, will be displayed following consultation with traditional Whadjuk custodians. It is estimated the fragments could be up to 40,000 years old.
In documents obtained by The Age under freedom of information laws, the airport proposed shifting tunnel boring machines already being used on the North East Link and West Gate Tunnel projects onto the rail link project as a means to save money on the construction of an underground line.
In October 1.3 million passengers passed through the international terminal, representing a 90.3 per cent recovery on October 2019. In the 2023 year to date, Sydney has seen 11.79 million international passengers, compared to 6.1 million at the same point in 2022.