Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    Lombadina Airport receives State Government funding

    20/03/2008 12:00 AM
     

    The State Government announced today that Lombadina Airport, in the Kimberley region, will receive $5,667 from the Regional Airports Development Scheme (RADS) to carry out vital repairs.

     

    Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the funding was crucial for the airport to meet Civil Aviation Safety Authority standards.

     

    “Lombadina Airport is the only all-weather airstrip in the Dampier Peninsula and provides access for small to medium sized aircraft, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service,” Ms MacTiernan said.

     

    “It is essential infrastructure for the community and plays an integral role as an emergency evacuation airport for the Inpex Browse Pty Ltd off-shore drilling project.

     

    “This funding will allow a number of works to be carried out, including the grading of the runway and runway strip, and clearance of vegetation.

     

    “The State Government was happy to contribute one third of the total $17,000 cost of works.”


    Kimberley MLA Carol Martin said Inpex also financially supported the upgrade to the Lombadina Airport, which is owned and operated by the Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation on behalf of the Bardi Jawi people.

     

    For further information relating to RADS, visit http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/aviation

     

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