New Kangaroo Island Airport wins awards

AIRPORT AWARDS: CEO Andrew Boardman and BMD Group state construction manager - South Australia, Tim Bishop with the two wards.
AIRPORT AWARDS: CEO Andrew Boardman and BMD Group state construction manager - South Australia, Tim Bishop with the two wards.

The Kangaroo Island Airport upgrade project has collected three awards this month.

The project collected two trophies at the annual Australian Airports Association conference awards dinner held in Brisbane on Wednesday night, November 14.

The Small Regional Airport of the Year trophy was awarded to Kangaroo Island Council, while Regional Corporate Project of the Year was awarded to BMD Group for its work on the airside elements of the project. 

Earlier this month, the Kangaroo Island airport upgrade won the Bob Such Award for Design for Social Benefit in the annual Australian Civic Trust awards. The presentation ceremony was completed in the SA Parliament House on November 7.

The KI Airport, designed by Ashley Halliday Architects, is also one of two Australian Projects shortlisted in the Transport Category of the World Architecture Festival held in the Netherlands at the end of this month. 

“Recognition at this level by industry peers against strong competition from other fantastic regional projects is really great to receive and simply adds to the already sterling outcomes the airport is generating,” KI Council CEO Andrew Boardman said.

“This project happened because of the support of the majority of the previous two councils, our community, our staff and, of course, the commitment from Commonwealth and State governments to fund the project and assist address one of the access challenges for the Island.”

Australian Airports Association award.

Australian Airports Association award.

Kangaroo Island mayor-elect Michael Pengilly said winning awards was one thing but that the project still ran over budget by $3 million and that new council was going to be more fiscally responsible.

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