Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport Honours Aviation Pioneer While Paid Parking Starts

Sir Reginald Ansett's contribution to aviation in the Whitsundays has been recognised with the installation of a new street sign at Sir Reginald Ansett Drive - the access road to the Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport.

In 1957, Sir Reginald Ansett funded new terminal facilities and an upgraded runway, and in 1976 he offered to finance the airport's redevelopment to jet standards and helped build a helipad in Airlie Beach.

Whitsunday mayor Mike Brunker said his council had replaced the street sign, which had gone missing, and the airport was planning its history with a wall of memorabilia in its new terminal.

Meanwhile, paid parking at the Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport has recently commenced. This comes on top of recent upgrades to the airport. The Whitsunday Council has said that the fees had been introduced based on similar sized airports on the east coast of Australia, and that any revenue from paid parking will be put back into the Whitsunday Coast Airport to fund infrastructure upgrades and ongoing maintenance.

Schedule of fees
First ½ hr - free
31 min - 1 hr $2.00
1 - 2 hrs $4.00
2 - 3 hrs $6.00
3 - 4 hrs $8.00
5 hrs $9.00
6 hrs $10.00
7 - 24 hours $15.00
2 - 30 days $13.00 per day

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