Two of the country’s richest businessmen are offering to set up quarantine camps outside of capital cities.
The Australian reports, Lindsay Fox and John Wagner want to house up to 2,000 international arrivals at separate camps in regional Victoria and Queensland.
Avalon Airport, which is owned by Linfox, is in talks with the Commonwealth and the Victorian government to approve the plan.
Separately, Queensland businessman John Wagner is promoting a quarantine facility next to Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport.
“We were approached by the universities in regards to identifying a solution for the students that need to come back into town, then the fruit pickers became a topic,” says Chair of Linfox Airports Group, David Fox.
“We could ideally fly aircraft into our facility down at Geelong, or Avalon – you know, walk within 300 metres, [and] set up a precinct.”