Tag: Scone Airport Development

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March 9, 2020
Hasty Tear-Down Leaves Arrivals At A Loss

IN December last year with great haste, before loans have been secured to upgrade the airport, the Upper Hunter Shire Council demolished the airport terminal building. Kay Cumberland, well known Sconeite and taxi driver said she is now ferrying pilots and passengers into town to use a toilet or take shelter. ‚ÄúSince the little building […]

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February 13, 2020
Delay On Airport Regulations

THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority has announced flexibility and extensions of six months to two years, for airports to meet new regulations being introduced in August this year. CASA has previously confirmed Scone Airport will not close if it does not meet the regulations. Read: CASA Confirms Scone Airport Won’t Close. Consultation is being undertaken […]

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November 28, 2019
Editorial: No Plan for Tourists

“IF you build it they will come” might have been a great line for a movie about ghosts coming to play baseball in a cornfield, but it’s not a great basis to justify a $10.8million ratepayer funded investment in an airport. From a business perspective there have been many people question the financials including David […]

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November 26, 2019
Public Speak Out At Council Meeting On Airport

THE Council chambers were packed with more than 50 members of the public in attendance for the airport development motion to have an independent review of the underlying business assumptions before the project proceeds, with emotions running high amongst participants and Councillors alike. There were six members of the community who addressed Council on the […]

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November 26, 2019
Johnsen Tells Council to Get to Work

IN an unorthodox move, Michael Johnsen, the Upper Hunter state member of parliament, addressed Councillors at last night’s Council meeting and told them to “just get on with the job” of the airport development. Stating that the state government had given grant money and the project plan had passed through various government departments including Infrastructure, […]

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