Scone Airport Development

Filed in Key Issues, Recent News by October 1, 2019

COUNCIL plans to spend $23 million upgrading the Scone Regional Airport to be compliant with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations being introduced in August 2020 and to develop a Warbird Aviation Attraction.

The Council has received $6.2 million from the government for the Warbird Museum and a $6.5 million government grant from the drought stimulus fund, with ratepayers to cover the remaining $10.8 million.

An independent report made to Council predicts there will be 1,000 visitors each week to the new facility, which will repay the $10.8 million loan and ensure the airport is profitable.

The Council has called for tenders for the proposal.

There are conflicting views in the community about the viability of the proposal, which we will cover in a series of stories, see below for what has been published to date. 

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