Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow proposed launching international test flights at Rockhampton Airport over six months from early 2018 (The Morning Bulletin, 25-Jul-2017). Rockhampton Councillor Neil Fisher stated the trial is a "long-term, strategic decision", and there is no need for a "big capital spend in order to operate an international airport, we would only need to cover the costs of customs officers and possibly some incentives to get a kick-start". The council hopes Rockhampton can become a centre for the air export of Australian beef.
Rockhampton Airport plans to commence international test flights from 2018
26 July, 2017