Heads of Agreement signed for Mt Beauty Aerodrome

AN extension to the Mount Beauty Aerodrome airstrip is one step closer to reality, after Council signed a Heads of Agreement with adjoining landowners this month.

The agreement also paves the way for the progression of walking tracks along the East and West Kiewa Rivers and the potential for a privately developed airpark at the site.

Council’s Director Sustainable Development Heather Green said the agreement, signed with representatives from Border Plant Hire Pty Ltd, Mount Beauty Timber Industries Pty Ltd and MBT Super Nominees Pty Ltd, was an encouraging move for the future of the site.

“This is a very positive step for Council and the community,” she said.

“This agreement is required to allow us to finalise the development of walking tracks in the area, for which Council has already secured Government funding,” she said.

“The extension of the airstrip has been part of the long-term plan for the aerodrome since the adoption of a master plan for the site in 2011.

“Such an extension will have a number of benefits, including better catering for emergency air craft as well as contributing to aviation recreation, commerce and tourism.”

Council has been in discussions with adjoining landowners about their proposal to develop an airpark beside the aerodrome, which will see a specialised estate featuring commercial and residential lots designed for a “fly-in, fly out” lifestyle.

The Heads of Agreement will not bind Council to a planning permit or rezoning, both of which will still be subject to Council’s normal planning process.

Council recently signed a Heads of Agreement with adjoining landowners of the Mt Beauty Aerodrome

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