The 2014 Australian Airports Association National Airport Industry Awards were presented at a gala event on the Gold Coast on Tuesday night.
Regional Airport of the Year (50,000-499,999 passengers): Broome International Airport for its runway upgrades; heliport facility and terminal upgrades.
Regional Airport of the Year (up to 50,000 passengers): Tennant Creek Airport for its runway resurfacing project which involved upgrading over 100,000 square metres of aircraft movement areas.
Non-RPT Certified Airport of the Year: Onslow Airport for its airport redevelopment project to serve the projected needs of the resource industry and Onslow community, including construction of a new runway, taxiway and apron, lighting upgrades and a new terminal building.
Non-Certified Aerodrome of the Year: Lethbridge Airport for upgrades which have allowed the airfield to be approved for general aviation as well as recreational flying, including the relocation of hangars, realignment of runways, provision of water delivery for firefighting aircraft and car parking facilities.
Capital City Airport of the Year: Brisbane Airport for its Environmental Sustainability Access Plan, Disability Access Plan, 2014 Master Plan, and funding arrangements for construction of a New Parallel Runway.
Major Airport of the Year: Alice Springs Airportfor its solar energy project which now now generates 50 per cent of the airport’s energy requirements from a solar power project combined with its premium parking facilities.
There were other awards for companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the airport industry in this country over the past 12 months, including one to the Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Mike Mrdak, for "his leadership and sound advice over many years on the wide-ranging policy issues related to the development and operation of Australian airports and the aviation industry".