Tag: Scone Regional Airport

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November 25, 2019
Council: Airport Review Motion Lost

THE Council meeting reconvened following a break for the General Manger to identify a source of funding for the motion to have an independent review into the airport project so that the motion for an independent review into the airport project could be put forward and while funding was identified the motion was lost, with […]

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November 22, 2019
Airport: Cr Abbott Calls on Residents to Speak

COUNCILLOR Sue Abbott has raised a motion for Monday’s general Council meeting: To seek an external independent review of the Scone Airport and Aviation Museum Project, and to not proceed to any construction contracts until:(i) the external review has been completed and any issues raised within the external review have been adequately and publicly addressed, […]

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November 19, 2019
Emergency Services: Council’s Creative Counting

RECORDS of the Scone Airport, obtained under freedom of information, reveal there were only seven emergency service aircraft landings at the airport during a 12 month period, despite Council’s claims that there are “two critical emergency services landings per day”. Mayor Wayne Bedggood said at a public meeting he was surprised there were so many […]

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November 18, 2019
Paradice Has Advice on Airport

DAVID Paradice manages more than $16billion in investments through his privately owned firm Paradice Investment Management and possibly knows a good deal when he sees one. David flies home to Scone regularly and has a Messerschmitt warbird, but he fails to see appropriate rigor in the financial plan for the warbird museum to justify a […]

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November 14, 2019
Letter: $10.8 Million Reasons To Question

To the Editor, On 7 November Upper Hunter Shire Council’s General Manager made several comments on scone.com.au in response to my letter of 23 October.  The response from the General Manager seemed to be like saying, don’t you worry about that, it’s only $10.8 million, just a trifle and nothing to worry about, now off […]

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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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