that the relocation of the airport is a major priority of the Shire. A new site for the relocation
of the airport has been identified, 13.5 kms out of town for some years now.
The private owners have made no move to relocate instead they were seeking a massive extension.
The Shire and AES also agreed that it is necessary for AES to sub divide and sell or develop parts of the airport land. AES were to raise the monies required for the design and construction of the new airport location.
The facility, which was just months away from being built, would have seen a significant increase in commercial flights servicing the Kimberley and was designed to open up the region to the international market.
Airport chief executive Nick Belyea said yesterday that the project was no longer viable.
"It will be shelved now because it just won't work," he said. "We need James Price Point to make it work."