'The airport has undergone a major transformation with council investing in works which have created many new opportunities for the region. Thanks to a $1 million runway reconstruction together with taxiway, lighting, security and parking upgrades the Airport is now the gateway to the Illawarra with the addition of Australia's largest regional air carrier-Qantaslink'.

Advertisement: Mayor of Shellharbour City Council, Illawarra Mercury, 25 November 2005, pg. 45.