‘Crucial’ Streaky Bay Aerodrome upgrade completed

The lighting upgrade at the Streaky Bay Aerodrome has been completed. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED
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Streaky Bay Aerodrome’s $360,000 upgrade to its ground lighting system has been completed, bringing the town’s aerodrome illumination up to required Civil Aviation Safety Authority standards.

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The enhanced visual guidance lighting means improved visibility and safety outcomes for pilots and ground staff, after the previously existing system was found to be falling out of line with aviation benchmarks and hence, reaching the end of its service life.

The project was largely funded by the federal government’s Remote Airstrip Program, as part of a nationwide bid to improve safety and operational efficiency of regional aviation services.

Streaky Bay District Council chief executive officer Damian Carter described the upgrade as a “crucial” improvement.

“The airstrip lighting was at the end of its life, basically there has been an increase in standards for lighting by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, so we upgraded the lighting to meet those new standards with funding received from the federal government,” he said.

Streaky Bay mayor Travis Barber said the installation of the new aerodrome lighting system was one of a number of “significant community projects” designed to enhance local infrastructure and amenities.

“We are incredibly proud of the recent developments in our district, the new bike track in Wirrulla, enhanced lighting at the aerodrome, and the upgrades at Murphy’s Haystacks are all testament to our commitment to improving the quality of life for our residents and enhancing the experience for our visitors,” he said.

“These projects reflect our dedication to making the district of Streaky Bay a vibrant, safe and welcoming community.”

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