West Sale upgrade opened

RECENTLY completed infrastructure upgrades at West Sale Airport were officially opened today.

Works have been undertaken to facilitate future development across all areas of aviation including recreational; provide for further growth in aircraft movements; to improve current operations allowing greater efficiency for aircraft operators through use of larger apron areas, taxi and run-up bays.

The upgrades were opened by Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan.

Wellington Shire mayor Scott Rossetti said the works would assist in the establishment of West Sale Airport as a valuable regional aviation centre.

“Completing this $3.334 million infrastructure project means that we are in the very best position for businesses to consider Wellington Shire when searching for operational locations,” he said.

The works included taxiway construction, pavement rehabilitation, eastern apron enlargement, approach lighting and fuel handling facilities.

The project funded with $334,000 from Wellington Shire Council and $3 million from the State Government.