Shire of Upper Gascoyne

Facilities & Recreation

Airport

Airport

Our airstrip lights run on a pilot activation system called PAALC consisting of:

  • 27 white lights along the edge of the runway
  • 18 blue LED lights around the taxiway and apron
  • 2 yellow lights at the taxiway hold point to runway
  • 4 green lights at outer thresholds of runway
  • 8 green/red lights at thresholds of the runway
  • an illuminated wind direction indicator and apron flood lights.

Under normal conditions the system is pilot activated by 3 long mike clicks on frequency 120.60MZ. The PAALC will then activate the runway lights, apron flood lighting and the windsock for 30 minutes, the PAALC will also transmit confimation that the lighting system is active or failed. During the last 10 minutes the windsock lights will flash until the PAALC switches the lights off, the lighting cycle can be restarted at any time by repeating the initial process of keying the mike 3 times on frequency 119.6MZ.

Important Numbers

Royal Flying Doctor Service
1800 625 800

Community Resource Centre

Community Resource Centre

Our Community Resource Centre provides information about places of interest and can point you in the right direction for local services and business providers. Production of newsletters, hosting of local events and support for community building activities are all offered through CRCs.

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Killili Bridge

Killili Bridge

Gascoyne Junction is the northern gateway to natural tourist sites, such as Mount Augustus National Park, the Kennedy Ranges and inland Gascoyne and the new Bridge has the potential to increase visitors to Gascoyne Junction and the Kennedy Range.”

The name of the bridge was determined through a Shire community consultation process which saw 18 names put forward for consideration by the Shire of Upper Gascoyne. The chosen name – Killili – is the local Aboriginal word meaning bulrushes and was the original name for Gascoyne Junction until the late 1930’s.

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Library

Library

The local library of the Shire of Upper Gascoyne is situated in the Gascoyne Junction Community Resource Centre. The library provides the community access to a range of resources including book, video and DVD hiring.

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Oval

Oval

The town Oval is used for various recreational activities such as Football and Cricket.
Pavilion

Pavilion

The Gascoyne Junction pavilion is a fully air-conditioned venue, with toilets, showers and a commercial kitchen. Public and private events are frequently held here. The pavilion also has a gym and sporting courts that are available for use by the community. Federation Park adjoins the pavilion and houses a rotunda, pizza oven and gas barbeque which are all available for public use at no cost. The pavilion and its facilities are available for hire, inclusive of commercial kitchen. To request hire of this venue, please phone the Shire office on (08) 9943 0988.