In a boost to Australia’s Antarctic Program, the Australian Government has announced its intention to construct a paved runway near Davis research station.

The new runway will complement Australia’s existing summer-only ice runway at Wilkins Aerodrome, and will provide more reliable access to Antarctica throughout the year, improving our ability to conduct year-round, world-class scientific research and respond to emergencies.

Note: The project will be subject to extensive environmental and other government approval processes.