Airport jet fuel tank to be removed after safety concerns

A REDUNDANT jet fuel tank at the Maryborough Airport is presenting a safety hazard with council officers concerned about it 'popping'.

The tank has a holding capacity of 37,500 litres and is demand for fuel is "very low".

At their Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday in Hervey Bay councillors were asked to make a decision on the future of fuel at the airport.

If jet fuel is re-introduced at the airport on-site daily management and ongoing testing is required.

That is expected to cost about $10,000 each year.

The private owner of a separate AVGAS fuelling facility has also been given an opportunity by councillors to upgrade their site.

Councillors unanimously endorsed a plan to remove the redundant jet-fuel tank.