Mount Isa Airport upgrades lighting system

Work continues on the Mount Isa Airport upgrade. Photo: Chris Burns

Work continues on the Mount Isa Airport upgrade. Photo: Chris Burns

Mount Isa Airport has finished works to upgrade the terminal lighting system, to reduce overall electricity usage by 70 percent.

The project complements the car park upgrade, which will see solar panels installed on the car park shading structures.

Mount Isa Airport Chief Operating Officer Kevin Gill said it was important for the airport to invest in environmental sustainability.

“The project will see 177 halogen lights replaced with LED fittings, which will drastically improve the airport’s sustainability as well as reducing current electricity costs,” Mr Gill said.

“Censored lights will also be installed within the departure lounge, concessions area, arrivals hall, and the check-in area, to reduce energy during non-peak periods.”

Local commercial power systems company Q Energy Solutions are doing the work.

The venture represents a $70,000 investment by airport owners Queensland Airports Limited which also owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville and Longreach airports.

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