While on the road over the weekend, I came across some news that the quest to reopen the Blackwater airport has received a political boost after local stakeholders met with state and federal politicians recently.
The airport has been an ongoing concern for Blackwater, and recently, there has been some pleasing developments on the issue.
The desired outcome is the restoration of commercial flights back into Blackwater. There is no doubt as to the viability of the facility and there are a number of companies working in Blackwater that would welcome the airport's reopening as they currently rely on Emerald Airport (around 80kms away) to get contractors into town.
Skytrans Airlines has previously announced that it would provide a service to Blackwater if an airport was available.