Wentworth Shire Council was successful in securing Restart NSW Infrastructure funding in May 2019 for the upgrade of the Wentworth Aerodrome to provide an all-weather, 24 hour access facility with the capacity for Code 2B Aircraft.
The Aerodrome will be closed for upgrade works as of Monday 20 April 2020, with works scheduled to be completed in early 2021.
The upgrade includes the construction of a new sealed runway, taxiway and apron, aircraft parking areas and the installation of pilot activated lighting.
The upgrade will support the rural and remote emergency and air freight networks, cater for larger charter aircraft used by the mining and government sectors, as well as cater to air charter tours for international and domestic visitors. This will enable better access to Mungo National Park and other tourist attractions in the area.
Council advises all operators to ensure they make alternative arrangements for aircraft operations for the duration of the closure as there will be no access under any circumstances to the aerodrome during this time.
To keep up to date with developments and progress, make sure you visit the Aerodrome Upgrade page