Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) inspected the completed apron extension at Narrabri Airport with Narrabri Shire councillor Robert Kneale and Mayor Ron Campbell.
Narrabri Airport is safer and more accessible, with the $598,000 apron extension now complete.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was on site today to inspect the finished project with Narrabri Mayor Ron Campbell.
“The completed project will enhance tourism, boost economic growth, and improve access for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Rural Fire Service,” Mr Coulton said.
“I am pleased this investment will ensure Narrabri Airport’s ongoing sustainability as a key regional air services provider for the North West region, thanks to the Coalition Government’s Regional Airports Program.
“Air services are vital to regional and remote communities, and this upgrade is a win for the Narrabri community.”
Mayor Ron Campbell said investment in and maintenance of key infrastructure such as the airport is crucial to the growth and development of the Shire.
“The apron upgrade is part of the overall Narrabri Airport Masterplan that Council adopted in 2018,” Cr Campbell said.
“These upgrades will allow for increased efficiency and safety of aircraft traffic movement and parking, provide emergency services improved accessibility to pumping stations in times of emergency, and ensure improved accessibility for medical services undertaking patient retrievals and drop offs.”
The Federal Government invested $299,392 in funding to the project through the Regional Airports Program, with Narrabri Shire Council contributing the remaining funds.