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Bunbury Airport extends emergency services capabilities

By Kevin Kelly

Bunbury Airport will soon be host to a second emergency rescue helicopter, under plans announced by the Western Australia state government. Funding has been provided for the service, which has the potential to create more jobs for those living in property in Bunbury.

Emergency services minister Joe Francis confirmed that the emergency rescue helicopter would work alongside an existing chopper based in Perth to provide 24/7 care to people throughout the state. Figures show that for each chopper, a radius of up to 500 kilometres can be covered before the need to refuel. As a result, around 95 per cent of the Western Australian population should be reachable by the services.

To date, the Perth-based helicopter has been able to save hundreds of lives, as it has managed to complete more than 4,230 missions. It has been in service since 2003.

Bunbury Airport is owned and managed by the City of Bunbury, and a number of plans have been considered over recent years to increase and enhance its usage. At present, it is mainly used for flight training, although it is also accessed by the Royal Australian Air Force. 

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Bunbury remains a popular location for homebuyers. Not only does it have access to world-class services such as these emergency helicopters, but also plenty of cultural attractions, open spaces and transport links.

The team at Ray White Bunbury is on hand to help you find a property that suits your needs. We'll listen carefully to what your requirements are, before setting to work on locating a home that ticks all the right boxes.

Whether you're buying or renting property in Bunbury, make sure you give us a call to discuss where your next move in Western Australia will take you.

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