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Rottnest Island Aerodrome Pavement FWD Testing | May 2024

RIA Aerodrome

Works and service improvements are conducted periodically across Rottnest Island

A range of projects are also currently underway to refresh and revitalise Rottnest Island facilities. These works aim to enhance the visitor experience and to preserve the island long term.

Please refer to this list for updates on works taking place and how they may impact your visit.

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Last updated: 23 May 2024

Commencing: 21 May 2024

Completion: 23 May 2024

  • Provision of FWD Testing on the runway, taxiways and apron.
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) testing to evaluate the in-situ pavement layer thickness of the runway, taxiways and apron.
  • Perform DCP to 1 m or refusal.
  • Provide pavement layer thickness and subgrade CBR estimation.