Mapoon Airstrip upgrade

In 2019, a $1.9 million project to upgrade the Mapoon Airstrip was undertaken by Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council. The project was funded through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme, Cape York Regional Package and the Regional Aviation Access Programme.

Mapoon Airstrip was the last community airstrip to be sealed in Cape York and the Torres Strait and an essential service to the people of Mapoon and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

The work at the airstrip included widening, lengthening and sealing the airstrip to enable all weather operation and meet RFDS requirements.