Upgrades to Albany Airport complete

Including major work on runway

Upgrades to Albany Airport complete

Upgrades to the runway, taxiway and medical infrastructure at Albany Regional Airport have now been completed.

The State Government provided the City of Albany a grant through the Regional Airports Development Scheme (RADS) to help reseal and overlay the main runway, construct a new taxiway and upgrade the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) infrastructure at the airport.

A total of $575,000 was provided from a recent RADS grants round to go towards the $1.15 million project, with the City of Albany providing the remaining funds.

The RADS program provides financial assistance for airport infrastructure at regional airports, helping improve regional air services and airport facilities in regional communities.

The last major resurfacing of the main runway at Albany Regional Airport was in 1997. The latest reseal and overlay of the main runway was needed and is expected to significantly extend the life of the current runway.

Upgrades to RFDS infrastructure will improve safety and increase capabilities and efficiencies at the airport for medical evacuations.

The State Government supports the ongoing upgrade, expansion and improvement of regional airports in Western Australia through RADS grants. Since 2008-09, the City of Albany has received about $1.8 million in RADS funding.