Tag: Scone Regional Airport

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November 7, 2019
Editorial: Enough of the Emergency Spin!

WHEN the Upper Hunter Shire Council claimed if the airport was not certified by August 2020 key emergency services would not be able to service Scone, I questioned the claim and went straight to the key services to clarify. See story: Council’s Critical Emergency Claims Challenged. It turns out they were not aware of Council’s […]

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November 7, 2019
Letter: GM Critcises Pinfold’s Letter

To the Editor, I thank Mr Pinfold for his letter and contribution to the debate regarding the redevelopment of Scone Airport. However, there are various assertions contained in his letter that warrant correction. Consultation Fair and Open In his opening remarks Mr Pinfold states that the Airport redevelopment was launched “4 weeks ago”, has “been […]

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November 6, 2019
DA for Museum and Terminal Approved

THIS afternoon the Hunter and Central Coast Planning Panel approved Council’s development application for the construction of a terminal, warbird museum and car park at Scone regional airport. The Panel stressed that their decision did not include broader concerns about the air side upgrades, which is part of a different process, or the financial investments […]

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October 29, 2019
Another $2.5 Million Needed At Airport

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has consistently quoted the cost for the Scone airport project as $23.5 million, however there is at least another $2.5 million needed for hangar construction, which was not included in the overall cost, bringing the real cost to $26 million. Council’s plan is to build a total of 10 hangars […]

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October 28, 2019
Letter: Plan Flawed New One Needed

To the Editor, I attended the Council’s Information Session a few weeks ago, generally supportive of the investment proposed for the Aerodrome itself, to maintain serviceability for at least current operations and the concept of an Aviation Museum based on warbirds. I was concerned at the high costs for the project ($26million) and was therefore […]

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October 28, 2019
Council’s Critical Emergency Claims Challenged

EMERGENCY services have disagreed with Council’s claims Scone airport needs to be certified by August 2020, otherwise “urgent lifesaving medical support from air ambulance will not be provided” and in a “bushfire event the LGA won’t have local support”. The air ambulance service provider in the local area is contracted by the government for “non-life […]

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October 24, 2019
Scone Airport: Have Your Say

THE Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel will be in Scone on November 6, to hear from residents about Council’s planned development at the Scone Regional Airport.  If you oppose or support the development, it will be your chance to have a voice about Council’s plans, which and the Regional Planning Panel take into […]

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October 23, 2019
Letter: Call for Thorough Independent Review

To the Editor, Four weeks ago Upper Hunter Shire Council launched its Scone Airport Re-Development Project with an Information Session at Scone Aero Club.  This project had apparently been developed secretly over the past four years.  There was no previous consultation with the airport’s 30 stakeholders (owners, lessees and operators of aircraft, airport businesses, land […]

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October 21, 2019
Mustangs Of All Description Gallop In To Scone

PAY’S Air Service rolled open the hanger doors on Saturday to more than 80 Mustang car enthusiasts to see the warbirds and seize a rare opportunity to have their car photographed with the P51 Mustang – CA18, in the Horse Capital. See photos below. Brendan Osborne, president of the Mustang Owners Club of Australia – […]

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October 21, 2019
Letter: Consultant Supports Upgrade

Dear Editor, Re: Scone Aerodrome Upgrade I wish to contribute to the current debate regarding the upgrade of the Scone Aerodrome. In particular I would like to address the comments made by CASA. (Read: CASA Confirms Airport Won’t Close) I have been Council’s Aerodrome Technical consultant on the operation and maintenance for about 5 years. […]

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