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Cowra Airport Upgrades Unveiled

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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IMAGE: Member for Riverina Michael McCormack, Fly Oz’s Lyn Gray and Mark Dixon, and Cowra Council GM Paul Devery at the Fly Oz hanger last Tuesday.

Recent upgrades to the Cowra Airport were formally unveiled last Tuesday, with Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack in town to inspect the work.

Cowra Shire Council received $109,000 from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure grant funding program to upgrade the entrance road to the airport (Richards Drive), create an entrance gateway to the airport, and seal the existing taxiway.

The sealing of the taxiway has already been completed, as well as the Richards Drive upgrade, with the entrance sign and landscaping still to be completed. It is expected the project will be completed by June next year.

Cowra Council General Manager Paul Devery said the airport works were one of four projects made possible by the grant program.

“We also received funds to construct some new pathways, upgrade the roof at the Visitor Information Centre, and it also funded the upgrades to the Civic Centre,” he said. He said the sealing of the airport taxiway allowed aircraft to use it in all weather conditions.

“It was a dust bowl during the drought when it was unsealed but it can now be used in any conditions,” he said. Cowra Council will also be installing new runway lights, which it has already secured funding for.

It will also is also planning to apply for funding for a sealed taxiway at its new

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