Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program Round 8 – approved projects

ApplicantStateAerodrome/sProjectAustralian Government Funding
$ (GST exc)

Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation

WA

Tjuntjuntjara

Replace failing lighting and undertake fencing and surface works.

33,395

Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation

WA

Ilkurlka

Upgrade the airstrip surface and replace windsock.

5,679

Wirrimanu Aboriginal Corporation

WA

Balgo Hill

Re-sheet the runway pavement, seal and line mark apron area and install replacement Pilot Activated LED lighting system.

248,500

Ngaanyatjarra Council Aboriginal Corporation

WA

Warburton

Upgrade the safety and reliability of the aviation fuel supply and storage.

342,942

Shire of Trayning

WA

Kununoppin

Replace fencing to prevent animal incursions.

67,500

Shire of Leonora

WA

Leonora

Upgrade the apron flood lights and poles.

145,957

Shire of Carnarvon

WA

Carnarvon

Replace airside and boundary stock fencing and gates, upgrade apron lighting and grade runway end safety area, edge strip and south end drainage. 

157,938

Shire of Meekatharra

WA

Meekatharra

Repair and reseal pavement surfaces.

148,449

Shire of Murchison

WA

Murchison

Install floodlighting on the taxiway to assist with patient transfers.

34,570

William Creek Progress Association

SA

William Creek

Repair runway and replace emergency lights.

21,230

District council of Kimba

SA

Kimba

Reseal runway and apron.

106,542

Outback Communities Authority

SA

Leigh Creek

Repair and reseal runway.

500,000

Outback Communities Authority

SA

Oodnadatta

Install animal proof fencing

78,000

Yalata Anangu Aboriginal Corporation

SA

Yalata

Replacement of ground lighting.

445,000

Yunta District Hall Inc.

SA

Yunta

Repair and re-sheet the runway, taxiway and apron.

156,503

District Council of Franklin Harbour

SA

Cowell

Upgrade fencing to prevent animal incursions.

150,000

Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation (RASAC)

SA

Mimili

Upgrade fencing and access gate to prevent animal incursions.

141,446

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

SA

Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary

Install markers and lighting and undertake drainage repairs.

15,573

Cook Shire Council

QLD

Coen

Reseal runway.

371,800

Bulloo Shire Council

QLD

Thargomindah

Install fencing to prevent animal incursions.

154,000

Mornington Shire Council

QLD

Mornington Island

Reduce safety hazards, complete drainage works, install aircraft tie downs, prepare a new aerodrome manual and train airport staff.

358,685

Maranoa Regional Council

QLD

Mitchell

Remove damaged apron surface and seal the apron and taxiway.

215,000

Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council

QLD

Pormpuraaw

Replace existing fencing to reduce animal incursions.

468,447

Diamantina Shire Council

QLD

Bedourie

Re-gravel the runway edges to stop erosion and improve safety for aircraft.

148,163

Aurukun Shire Council

QLD

Aurukun

Install Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) lighting.

288,372

Boulia Shire Council

QLD

Boulia

Complete runway surface crack repairs and install new fencing.

136,340

Burke Shire Council

QLD

Burketown and Gregory

Replace incandescent lighting with LED lighting in Burketown and install new LED solar lamps in Gregory.

124,500

Charters Towers Regional Council

QLD

Greenvale

Replace runway solar lighting, install fencing and marker cones to delineate the unsealed runway and remove trees that are causing a safety hazard.

150,000

Charters Towers Regional Council

QLD

Pentland

Replace runway solar lighting, install fencing and marker cones to delineate the unsealed runway and remove trees that are causing a safety hazard.

150,000

Paroo Shire Council

QLD

Yowah

Re-sheet the gravel surface, install new marker cones and upgrade the apron surface.

149,980

Palm Island Aboriginal Council

QLD

Palm Island

Repaint runway markings, improve drainage, draft operations manual, update training for airport staff and purchase safety equipment.

278,800

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Elcho Island

Reseal and repaint line markings on the sealed runway, taxiway and apron.

500,000

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Wadeye (Port Keats)

Reseal and re-paint line markings on the sealed runway, taxiway and apron.

500,000

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Milingimbi

Construct new drainage structures to divert water flows away from the runway, taxiway and apron.

125,000

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Harts Range

Construct a new apron and taxiway for safer medical retrievals.

150,000

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella)

Construct new drainage structures to divert water flows away from the runway, taxiway and apron.

125,000

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Alpurrurulam

Upgrade to a swing mounted wind sock pole for easier maintenance and install black matting around the wind indicator circle and signal circles to provide a contrast against the surrounding landscape and improve safety for pilots.

25,000

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Engawala

Construct a new apron and taxiway for safer medical retrievals.

175,000

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Ali Curung

Upgrade to a swing mounted wind sock pole for easier maintenance and install black matting around the wind indicator circle and signal circles to provide a contrast against the surrounding landscape and improve safety for pilots.

25,000

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Elliott

Upgrade to a swing mounted wind sock pole for easier maintenance and install black matting around the wind indicator circle and signal circles to provide a contrast against the surrounding landscape and improve safety for pilots.

25,000

Northern Territory of Australia

NT

Ampilatwatja

Upgrade to a swing mounted wind sock pole for easier maintenance and install black matting around the wind indicator circle and signal circles to provide a contrast against the surrounding landscape and improve safety for pilots.

25,000

Strawberry Hill Holdings Pty Ltd

NT

Bullo River Station

Upgrade airstrip for night landings with the installation of lighting, cone markers and fencing

34,739

Belyuen Community Government Council

NT

Belyuen

Seal the apron and taxiway.

170,610

Roper Gulf Regional Council

NT

Mataranka

Level and re-sheet the runway, construct a sealed helipad, improve drainage systems, install solar lighting and fencing.

199,800

Central Darling Shire Council

NSW

Wilcannia

Re-seal the airstrip runway, taxiways, thresholds and apron.

150,000

Carrathool Shire Council

NSW

Hillston

Reseal the runway, re-paint the line markings and upgrade the aircraft tie-downs.

149,749

Total

8,173,209