Central Coast Council has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from general aviation and aerospace companies looking for long-term leases or purpose built facilities at Central Coast Airport at Warnervale, NSW.
The airport has flat airside industrial-zoned land and is a 45-minute drive from the northern outskirts of Sydney.
Council’s Group Leader of Assets, Infrastructure and Business Mike Dowling said the council wants to determine the level of interest from the industry in a GA hub at Central Coast Airport.
“It is proposed that there will be level airside sites offering short- and long-term leases as well as purpose-built facilities, providing certainty for general aviation and aerospace operators looking to build sustainable operations,” he said.
“The proposal offers a unique opportunity to secure airside leasehold land, or purpose-built facilities, at reasonable rates for the development of general aviation in close proximity to the major Sydney Basin and Hunter aviation markets.
“Preference will be given to activities and operators who can add value to the future development of the airport as a General Aviation Industry Hub, and provide a stimulus for regional economic development and employment,” Dowling said.
Amphibian Aerospace Industries (AAI) has already leased 5.2 hectares of airport land to construct a $100 million manufacturing facility. AAI will construct new-build modified versions of the Grumman Albatross G-111 with turbo-prop engines, glass cockpit and custom interiors.
Applications close at 2:00 pm on Tuesday 16 May 2017. To register interest or find out more, go to the Central Coast Council website.