Kangaroo Island airport gets windsock safety upgrade

KI AIRPORT: Aircraft landing on runways at the Kingscote airport on Kangaroo Island will soon have a new windsock to observe. This photo was taken from a helicopter during the Variety V2 Bike Run flight. Photo: Stan Gorton
KI AIRPORT: Aircraft landing on runways at the Kingscote airport on Kangaroo Island will soon have a new windsock to observe. This photo was taken from a helicopter during the Variety V2 Bike Run flight. Photo: Stan Gorton

The state government has announced safety improvements to airports around SA, with the Kangaroo Island airport gets windsock safety upgrade

Ten regional airports and aerodromes across South Australia will share almost $835,000 as part of the latest round of the Support Regional Aviation fund.

The funding has been allocated to airports and aerodromes in Naracoorte, Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Kimba, Whyalla, Quorn, Balcanoona, Port Augusta, Elliston and Kingscote.

Grants were awarded for a range of projects such as improving runways, extending terminal facilities and upgrading fencing.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said the grants are a major boost for our regions.

"These regional airports and aerodromes provide a vital service to their local communities by improving access, boosting tourism and making travel across the state quicker and easier," he said.

"We are confident that once complete these upgrades will not only provide better service for locals but also encourage more tourists to visit and explore the beauty of these parts of our state."

Successful applicants:

  • Naracoorte Aerodrome - apron upgrade, line marking, fencing realignment
  • Ceduna Aerodrome - animal proof fencing
  • Port Lincoln Airport -runway lighting
  • Kimba Aerodrome - lighting upgrade
  • Whyalla Airport - hydraulics and fire hydrant system works
  • Quorn Aerodrome - runway sealing
  • Balcanoona Airstrip - culvert repair and safety upgrade works to lighting and taxiway
  • Port Augusta Lawrie Wallis Airport - Royal Flying Doctor Service base critical infrastructure
  • Elliston Aerodrome - lighting upgrade
  • Kingscote Airport - windsock safety upgrade