Federation Council will be undertaking planned upgrade works at the Corowa Aerodrome during February and March 2022.
Drainage Works – Stage 1
Stage 1 of these works will be to replace three drainage lines which have reached the end of their useful life. These pipes are located along runway 05/23 at chainage locations: 260m, 960m, 1522m.
The stormwater network at the aerodrome was constructed during WW2 using corrugated iron pipes, these pipes are well beyond their useful life with many collapsing causing sinkholes. One of these sinkholes is located in the middle of the glider runway. As a proactive measure, two more drainage lines will be replaced under runway 05/23 to ensure user safety so they don’t collapse in the future.
These works are expected to commence on Tuesday 1 February 2022.
Runway Reseal – Stage 2
Stage 2 of the works involve the reseal of the full length and width of runway 05/23 and then replacing the line marking.
The runway resealing is a proactive preventative measure to keep the bitumen in good condition which will reduce the occurrence of potholes and other defects forming in the future.
These works will be undertaken after the Stage 1 drainage works have been completed. Council looks to commence the runway reseal works from Tuesday 1 March 2022.
Stage 1 and 2 of the works are planned to be completed by Friday 4 March 2022, weather permitting.