In June of 1945 cabinet approves construction of two sealed taxiways, runways and aprons (the airport as it is today).

Construction kicks off later that year with runways 17/35 and 08/26, with works continuing into the following year.

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We'd love to hear your memories and past experiences of our Airport.

We'll be sharing your stories throughout the centenary year across the Essendon Fields website, social media and other channels.

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