Denmark Airport exclusion fence funding to get jump on kangaroos

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Kangaroos impacting daily operations at the Denmark Airport will be kept away with the installation of an exclusion fence funded by a $73,650 State Government grant.

The fencing is set to protect private and commercial aircraft from wildlife during landing and take-off, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Royal Australian Air Force.

The upgrades, to be delivered as part of the 2021-23 Regional Airports Development Scheme, are set to begin in the next financial year.

Shire of Denmark acting chief executive David Schober said upgrades to the airport would benefit the entire community.

“The Denmark Airport is an incredibly important facility for our community, particularly in the event of bushfire and medical emergencies,” Mr Schober said.

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“It’s really important we do what we can to ensure operations can continue safely at the Denmark Airport and the new exclusion fence will play a big role in that endeavour.”

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