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Airport to close for runway upgrade

The Moruya airport will be closed for three weeks to upgrade the runway.

From 14 February, Council staff and sub-contractors will work seven days a week to ensure necessary improvements to the main runway and tie-in to the shorter east-west runway are finished as quickly as possible.

Airport businesses have been notified and all Rex Airlines flights have been cancelled between 14 February and 6 March inclusive.

The work has been scheduled to allow the 2019 Australian National Skydiving Championships, hosted by Skydive Oz, to take place from 11 to 18 March. The short runway used by Skydive Oz reopens on Monday 4 March, a week before the event begins, or sooner should the work finish early and it is safe to do so.

Helicopters may still use the airport by prior arrangement.

This is a major undertaking requiring almost 20,000 tonnes of high quality gravel to be imported. The work is being done in the summer months to take advantage of the longer daylight hours and better drying conditions.

The runway upgrade is a part of a $9.6 million redevelopment of the airport precinct funded by Council and the NSW and federal governments to drive economic development and employment across the Eurobodalla.

Above: The Moruya airport will close for three weeks, starting 14 February, for work crews to upgrade the runways.

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