Welcome Aboard – Emerald Airport

Written by Salomon Kloppers on -

We are pleased to welcome Emerald Airport to the RAAA as an Associate Member.

Emerald Airport is located 6 km south of Emerald’s town centre in the Central Highlands, Queensland and is currently serviced by  Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Emerald Airport recently completed a number of airside works. The works included fixing a number of localised runway and apron failures. The main runway 06/24 was overlaid using Stone Mastic Asphalt, an Australian first. The works also included the demolition and complete reconstruction of the existing general aviation apron, plus enlarging that precinct. The area now includes two dedicated helicopter parking bays (new), two Code 1B parking bays (new) and an additional six smaller parking bays with tie downs.

Boral (the asphalt contractor) published a project video on their channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ciLamCRME0 and https://www.boral.com.au/articles/new-project/boral-takes-australian-first-innovative-runway-project%C2%A0 . This investment into regional aviation as well as general aviation was supported financially by Local, State and Federal Government.

To contact Emerald Airport please go to www.centralhighlands.qld.gov.au

Email: enquiries@chrc.qld.gov.au and phone: 1300 242 686