Wellcamp turns on green light with more flights

GO GREEN: Wellcamp Airport general manager Phil Gregory and QMDC Chair Noel Strohfeld plant a tree on Friday.
GO GREEN: Wellcamp Airport general manager Phil Gregory and QMDC Chair Noel Strohfeld plant a tree on Friday.

WELLCAMP airport continues to fly the flag for progress with green thumbs and more flights.

In its latest development, a partnership with The Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, Wellcamp strives to be "the world's greenest airport".

QMDC staff recently helped the airport plant several hundred native Wilga and Kurrajong trees as a buffer zone between Cecil Plains Rd and the Wellcamp Business Park.

The partnership initiatives also include the installation of a Federal Government-funded energy monitoring system in the terminal to help reduce running costs and effectively manage greenhouse emissions.

Wellcamp airport general manager Phil Gregory was excited to join forces with the committee.

Yesterday, QantasLink launched two extra return flights between Sydney and Toowoomba.

The Monday and Wednesday daily return services provide an additional 148 seats to and from Wellcamp airport each week.

Airport facts

  • EFC is the lowest carbon, cement-free geopolymer concrete currently available and during the construction of the airport generated 6600 tonnes less carbon than Portland cement.
  • The Wellcamp airport terminal has been designed to maximise natural light.
  • The air-conditioning system is pre-set to turn on and off in line with flight schedules.
  • All terminal lighting is on a schedule - ie feature lights are set to coincide with sunrise and sunset.

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