Dubbo City Regional Airport draft masterplan on display
Dubbo Regional Council is calling for feedback on the draft Masterplan for the Dubbo Regional Airport.
The masterplan will allow the airport to continue providing viable air services to and from the Dubbo region.
Chair of the Airport Committee, Councillor Greg Mohr said the draft plan is helping Dubbo grow, and achieving council’s long-term goals.
“Dubbo already has four airlines servicing the region, and these proposed plans mean that council and the airport can entice more airlines,” Clr Mohr said.
The masterplan, which has been prepared by Rehbein Airport Consulting, will also allow for the expansion of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and airside activities for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
“While we don’t currently have the numbers to support Boeing 737-800 services, the draft masterplan has been designed to allow for that type of aircraft, if needed in the future,” Clr Mohr said.
Some key goals of the draft masterplan are:
To provide airport facilities for, and encourage the operation of, economic and viable air services to and from Dubbo.
To ensure operations of the Airport are in accordance with relevant regulations.
To attract development to the Airport that would benefit the Dubbo Region.
To attract more airlines not currently servicing the city or region.
To have planned sufficient area for development to meet the anticipated demand in the next five years.
The draft masterplan is now on display for 28 days, where council is seeking community feedback.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what the community has to say about this exciting phase in future-proofing the Dubbo Regional Airport. We are working closely with the direct airport community, hosting workshops and having the plans on display on site however the entire community has a chance to have a say moving forward at our airport,” Clr Mohr said.
If you would like to provide feedback, go to www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au, or visit your nearest council building.
Last Edited: 22 Aug 2019