Following a review of its aviation facility operations, the Shire of East Pilbara has decided to outsource the operational management of these facilities to a company specialising in aviation operations for a period of at least two years. This is intended to optimally provide the Shire with the expertise it needs to address current challenges while planning for future developments and opportunities. Infrastructure maintenance of the Shire’s aviation facilities will continue to be carried out or overseen by Shire employees.
Opportunities to redeploy as many existing airport staff as possible within the Shire are being considered. Temporary contractors Oz Airports have been engaged to take over the management and delivery of the Shire’s airport operations, until a more formal tender process can be undertaken. Operations at these facilities will otherwise continue as usual.