News

Santos turns its back on Injune Airport

Injune Airport will remain closed for the foreseeable future after Santos said it was not their responsibility to fix the runway which has been damaged by oversized planes servicing the resource industry.
Injune Airport will remain closed for the foreseeable future after Santos said it was not their responsibility to fix the runway which has been damaged by oversized planes servicing the resource industry. Derek Barry

SANTOS GLNG has turned its back on Injune Airport much to the disgust of locals.

The airport was closed last year to all but emergency vehicles after heavy planes used by the resource industry caused damage to the runways.

Maranoa Regional Council had been discussing with Santos about the companies paying for repairs to re-open the airport.

However Thursday's Advance Injune meeting heard that Santos has refused to pay for the airport repairs passing the blame to subcontractors for the damage.

"How can Santos get away with this, they are ultimately responsible," said one angry local at the meeting.

A Santos spokesperson confirmed to the Western Star the company would not be contributing funds to the Injune Airport.

"Santos GLNG provided $2.5 million towards upgrading the Roma Airport (and) the overwhelming majority of activity generated by the Santos GLNG Project will flow through the Roma Airport," the spokesperson said.

"The Injune Airport was used very little prior to its closure by Santos and the project will not need to use it due to the amount invested in upgrades to the Roma Airport."

The Western Star also asked whether the company should be accountable for damage to the airport caused by its subsidiaries but Santos GLNG provided no answer to the question.

Topics:  injune resource industry santos glng


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Origin to move staff into region's towns

Origin's operational workforce will be moved out of the Condabri camp by September.

Permanent Origin staff to move into towns

Council moves to tackle rise in mental illness

NEW HOPE: A mental health coordinator would be a step forward in the fight against mental illness

The next step in addressing mental health concerns

Local Partners

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Can rightful winner Midnight take out golden Gosling in Oscars?

Can Lion pip La La Land at the post in this year's Oscars? Sunny Pawar (pictured) helped bring a powerful film to the big screen.

WILL Aussie film Lion triumph or will popular La La Land prevail?

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!