Community invited to find out more about the upgrade of Scone Regional Airport

AIRPORT UPGRADES: Interested persons are invited to a community information session about the upgrade of Scone Regional Airport.
AIRPORT UPGRADES: Interested persons are invited to a community information session about the upgrade of Scone Regional Airport.

A COMMUNITY information session is being held this month to inform people about the upgrade of Scone Regional Airport.

Anybody interested in the project is invited to come along from 4.30pm on Friday September 20 to Scone Aero Club located at the airport on Walter Pye Avenue, Scone.

There will be plans on display, a review of the business case and an opportunity to ask questions about the project, which is due to be completed by September 2020.

The $23.5 million project includes airside work to meet Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requirements and construction of a new terminal and Warbird Aviation Visitor Attraction.

The project is funded by grants from the NSW Government and a $10.75 million loan taken by Upper Hunter Shire Council.

The upgrade will allow for the future growth of airport activities including emergency services and business operations.

The airport supports the equine, mining, farming, tourism and other industries and provides lifesaving aviation emergency services including Air Ambulance, Westpac Helicopter, Child Flight, Rural Fire Service and NSW Police.

On average two landings a day relate to emergency functions, such as, police, fire services and medical flights including patient transport and organ donation.

Council is also calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the airside construction work, closing on September 17 2019.

For more information visit www.tenders.nsw.gov.au

Local tradespeople and suppliers are encouraged to put in an EOI to Council by September 26 2019 if they are interested in being sub-contracted by the successful tender.

A simple EOI form is available on Council's website here.

For further information contact Council's Property and Business Coordinator Joanne McLoughlin on 6540 1158.

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