Taxiway construction enhances airport operations (Australia)

Construction of a new taxiway is under way at Bundaberg Airport to provide operational efficiencies and potential for new enterprises.

Bundaberg Regional Council’s project manager said Taxiway Alpha would coincide with the extension works of Taxiway Hotel.

“Recently we have been undertaking construction of Taxiway Alpha and the extension of Taxiway Hotel, with these works due to be completed soon,” he said.

It’s construction which he said was part of the ongoing transformation of the Bundaberg Regional Aviation Aerospace Precinct, which had been underway since 2018.

He said current works, which were ongoing while the airport operates as usual, would be complete by mid-March 2020.

“With the current works involved we have faced various challenges with maintaining the airport operations and minimising disruptions to passengers and airlines,” the Project Manager said.

“To achieve this, we have worked in collaboration with airport personnel and the RFDS and Lifeflight building works to make sure both projects match the delivery timeframe.”

The taxiway projects come just as the new RFDS and Lifeflight facility commences operations at the Bundaberg Regional Aviation Aerospace Precinct.

Construction began in April 2019 and provides a joint Royal Flying Doctor Service and LifeFlight aeromedical base close to the airport.

The purpose-built facility has been tailored to the needs of pilots, nurses and office staff and include a new patient transfer facility, meaning patients will be transferred to Queensland Ambulance Vehicles inside and in comfort, out of the elements.

This project has been funded by Council with a co-contribution from the Queensland Government’s ‘Building our Regions’ program.

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