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Monday, 14 October 1991
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(Question No. 1038)


Mr Jull asked the Minister representing the Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support, upon notice, on 4 September 1991:

(1) Which regional and rural airports have transferred to local ownership under the Airport Local Ownership Plan since 1988.

(2) Which airports are still to transfer under the Government's new proposals.


Mr Beazley —-The Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support has supplied the following answer to the honourable member's question.

(1) In 1988 Rockhampton Aerodrome transferred to local ownership under the Aerodrome Local Ownership Plan (ALOP).

As at 1 October 1991 sixty-two aerodromes have been withdrawn from the ALOP since 1988 under the new arrangements which were formally announced in August 1990. These aerodromes were Cairns, Forbes, Thangool, Karratha, Gladstone, Merimbula, Bedourie, Birdsville, Broken Hill, Baradine, Ingham, Port Hedland, Quilpie, Eromanga, Blackall, Isisford, Maroochydore, Moruya, Leigh Creek, Borroloola, Pormpuraaw, Barcaldine, Burketown, Gregory Downs, Jundah, Stonehenge, Windorah, Kununurra, Cleve, Coober Pedy, Cowell, Kingscote, Kimba, Loxton, Marla, Marree, Millicent, Minnipa, Narracoorte, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Renmark, Streaky Bay, Waikerie, Wudinna, Gove, Cooma, Dalby, Geraldton, Winton, Mount Garnet, Ballina, Armidale, Hay, Clermont, Groote Eylandt, Coffs Harbour, Croydon, Rockhampton, Georgetown, Weipa and Newman.

In addition, funding for thirty-five pastoral stations, previously funded under the ALOP, ceased on 21 August 1990.

Ten aerodromes have transferred from Commonwealth ownership to full local ownership under the new arrangements. These are Mackay, Camooweal, Kalgoorlie, Mangalore, Mount Gambier, Ceduna, Norfolk Island, Whyalla and Normanton. Broome Aerodrome was sold to private ownership.

(2) There are twenty four Commonwealth aerodromes which are still to transfer under the new arrangements. These aerodromes are Bacchus Marsh, Carnarvon, Charleville, Coen, Cooktown, Cue, Cunderdin (currently on short term lease to the Shire of Cunderdin), Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Flinders Island, Forrest, Hall's Creek, King Island, Lockhart River, Longreach, Mallacoota, Marble Bar, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Nullagine, Onslow, Thursday Island (Horn Island), Wittenoom and Wyndham. The Government is also seeking to transfer the civil areas of Defence aerodromes at Wagga Wagga, Curtin, Williamtown (Newcastle), Tindal, Oakey, Learmonth and Schofields.

One hundred and seventy-seven aerodromes which currently receive funding under the ALOP are still to assume full financial responsibility for their aerodromes under the new arrangements. These aerodromes are Albany, Albury, Alpha, Aramac, Ararat, Atherton, Aurukun, Ayr, Bairnsdale, Balgo Hill, Ballarat, Balranald, Bamaga, Bathurst, Benalla, Bendigo, Birchip, Blackwater, Bollon, Boulia, Bourke, Bowen, Brewarrina, Bunbury, Bundaberg, Burren Junction, Caloundra, Carinda, Casino, Cessnock, Charters Towers Chillagoe, Chinchilla, Cloncurry, Cobar, Collarenebri, Collinsville, Condobolin, Coolah, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Cootamundra, Corowa, Cowra, Corryong, Cunnamulla, Dajarra, Deniliquin, Devonport, Dirranbandi, Doomadgee, Donald, Dubbo, Dysart, Echuca, Emerald, Esperance, Eulo, Evans Head, Gayndah, Gilgandra, Glen Innes, Goodooga, Goondiwindi, Goulburn, Grafton, Griffith, Gunnedah, Gympie, Hamilton, Hervey Bay, Hillston, Hopetoun, Horsham, Hughenden, Injune, Innisfail, Inverell, Ivanhoe, Jabiru, Julia Creek, Kalbarri, Karumba, Kempsey, Kerang, Kingaroy, Kowanyama, Lake Cargelligo, Latrobe Valley, Laverton, Leinster, Leongatha, Leonora, Lightning Ridge, Lismore, Lord Howe Island, Magnetic Island, Mareeba, Maryborough (Queensland), Maryborough (Victoria), Middlemount, Mildura, Miles, Mitchell, Monto, Moranbah, Moree, Mornington Island,

Mount Coolon, Mudgee, Mullewa, Mungindi, Muttaburra, Narrabri, Narrandera, Narromine, Nhill, Norseman, Nyngan, Orange, Orbost, Paraburdoo, Parkes, Pooncarie, Port Macquarie, Portland, Queenstown, Quirindi, Redcliffe, Richmond, Robinvale, Roma, Rottnest Island, St Arnaud, St George, St Helens, Scone, Sea Lake, Shepparton, Smithton, Southern Cross, Stanthorpe, Stawell, Strahan, Swan Hill, Tamworth, Tara, Taree, Taroom, Temora, Thargomindah, Theodore, Tibooburra, Tocumwal, Tooraweenah, Toowoomba, Tottenham, Tumut, Walgett, Wangaratta, Warracknabeal, Warren, Warrnambool, Wee Waa, West Sale, West Wyalong, White Cliffs, Wilcannia, Wiluna, Wollongong, Wondai, Wyandra, Wycheproof, Wynyard, Yarram, Young and Yulara.