BMA deny plans to undermine Blackwater airport

 BMA have denied rumours that it is planning to mine the closed Blackwater airport.

A spokesperson from BMA told The Morning Bulletin there are no plans to mine in the area.

The statements come afterthe member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd, yesterday told ABC Brisbane that the airport would be "dug up" and that "drilling has already occured around the airport, and [BMA’s] intention is to dig it up so there will be no airport whatsoever".

The miner explained that "while the airstrip is located on the Blackwater mine lease, BMA is not currently planning to mine the area".

"BMA will inform and work with the community should there be any change to the situation.

"Since commercial flights to the Blackwater airport ceased last year, BMA has continued to maintain and make available the airstrip for emergency medical services."

The BMA owned airport closed in August last year.

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