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Merimbula Airport General Aviation Precinct

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Merimbula Airport General Aviation Precinct

Project Summary/background

The project is a part of the Merimbula Airport Master Plan that was adopted in 2013.  It is the first stage in the provision of taxiways, roadways, services and building platforms for the commercial and general aviation precinct.  It is located on the northern and western sides of Merimbula Aircraft Maintenance, to the north of the Merimbula Airport Passenger Terminal.  Once complete business and light aircraft owners will be able to lease land for use to park aircraft, and construct hangars and buildings for aviation-based businesses.

Purpose

General aviation and commercial aviation-based businesses are a usual part of a regional airport, including Merimbula Airport.  The Merimbula Airport Master Plan, identifies the consolidation of these businesses in the location outlined in this project.  This will allow for the rest of the airport site to be progressed in accordance with the master plan and more effectively separate the passenger transport activity from the rest of the airport activity.

Funding

The NSW Government is contributing $4 million, with Council contributing a further $620,000.

Connection to Council's Community Strategic Plan

This project is connect to Council's Community Strategic Plan through Outcome 2, 4 and 5; Goals 3, 8 and 9.

  • Outcome 2 – Employment and Learning Opportunities: Goal 3 – Our economy is prosperous, diverse and supported by innovative and creative businesses; Strategy 6 – Collaborate with relevant parties to develop and enhance the economic opportunities provided by the development of the Port of Eden, Merimbula Airport, East West freight corridor, and tourism services and facilities
  • Outcome 4 – Liveable Places: Goal 8 – Our places retain their character and scale, development is well planned, and a rnage of goods and services are available within our shire that meet local needs; Strategy 18 – Provide infrastructure and services to meet the ranging needsof residents in our towns, villages and rural areas
  • Outcome 5 – Connected Communities: Goal 9 – We have opportunities to work, learn and socialise through the provision of affordable public transport and telecommunications services; Strategy 25 – Advocate for decision makers to provide better road, sea and air connections to areas outside the Shire

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Who can I speak to:

Jenny Symons
Project Manager
Bega Valley Shire Council
Phone: 0409 257 826
Email: jsymons@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

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