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Meekatharra Aerodrome to close for two weeks in March to reseal airstrip

Anna CoxMidwest Times
Meekatharra Aerodrome will be closed for two to three weeks in March to replace the existing airstrip with new surface material.
Camera IconMeekatharra Aerodrome will be closed for two to three weeks in March to replace the existing airstrip with new surface material. Credit: Danella Bevis/The West Australian

A plan to reseal the airstrip of the Meekatharra Aerodrome will see the facility close for two to three weeks in March.

The work has been planned for the last six months, and will replace the existing airstrip with a new surface material to promote the longevity of the runway.

Work will begin on March 10 and run for two to three weeks. Svenja Clare, community development and services manager at the Shire of Meekatharra, said efforts to keep the work as short as possible are in place.

“We want there to be as little disruption as possible,” she said, adding alternative arrangements have been made by companies which fly the Meekatharra route.

“Royal Flying Doctor Service are still able to land on dirt in case of emergencies.”

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Ms Clare said the main use of the airport was for chartered flights from mining companies, which have sought alternative transport options for their workers.

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