The $3.8 million runway project undertaken by Council was the single most expensive investment in local infrastructure undertaken by Council in its history.
The cost of the project was covered by a $500,000 grant from the Department of Transport and Regional Services; a $1.65 million contribution from Private Business; and $1.65 million from Council.
The project capitalizes on the growing strength of the aviation industry in Temora, with potential for further tourism and business growth at the site in future years.
The new runway is capable of taking aircraft up to the size of Boeing 737 standard, with a weight of approximately 60 tonnes. It is 2040 metres long and 30 metres wide, with 45 metre turning circles on either end. The new runway will complement the existing runways already located at the aerodrome, operating as the main night runway and providing pilots with alternatives in variable wind conditions.
Runway 18/36 is rated 8 and Runway 09/27 is rated 10. Any aircraft above these ratings will require a pavement concession.
Council does not charge any landing fee to users of the airport and there is no intention of introducing fees. The airport is seen as an asset that will stimulate Temora's economy and the no landing fees policy is viewed as an incentive to attracting business to Temora.