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AIRPORTS in Australia

The airports in Australia are under attack.

Essendon Airport with buildings impinging safety envelope [RHS]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is your Airport one of these?


Goulburn  YGLB   In late 90’s, under attack with Goulburn Coiuncil changing to “operational land”, despite land deeded to Council by Poidiven family. Sale stopped for almost a decade, then sold to Ferrara, who subsequently locked out hangar owners from access to runway, which was part of purchase contract.

Canberra   YSCB   FACS airport, with owner causing costs for GA to rise to uneconomic levels. A single landing and departure for fuel by 2011 reached $50.

Mildura     YMIA    Removed tie downs for GA on hard stand, causing damage by forcing gravel area tie-down, in causing costs for GA to rise to uneconomic levels. Operator [on behalf of Mildura Shire Council], raising costs for all “services” to uneconomic levels.

Bankstown YSBK   FACS airport, with owner causing costs for GA to rise to uneconomic levels and removed only N-S runway in Sydney basin, essential for safe operations in event of serious wind changes.

Katoomba  YKAT  Despite long term and continuous usage, government department refuses to allow operation

Moorabbin YMMB   FACS airport, with owner causing costs for GA to rise to uneconomic levels, placing developments in “safety off-run areas” and removing aviation related activities from airport and attempting to remove owners hangars. Closing cross runway in breach of safety considerations.

Essendon    YMEN   FACS airport, with owner causing costs for GA to rise to uneconomic levels, placing developments in “safety off-run areas” and removing aviation related activities from airport and attempting to remove owners hangars.

Cairns          YBCN     Cairns Port Authority airport, with owner causing costs for GA to rise to uneconomic levels, where these are almost extinct. Reclaimed hangars not owned by airport. By 25th November 2021, a massive change to use is announced.

Mackay        YBMK     Similar YBCN

Mareeba       YMBA    Attempted to reclaim hangar, fully owned by lessee by deception

Jandecot        YPJK     FACS airport, with owner causing costs for GA to rise to uneconomic levels and reportedly considering placing developments in “safety off-run areas”

Coffs Harbour YBCH  Regardless of assurances that no decision has been made to close runway 10/28 at Coffs Harbour, you would have to say it’s not looking good. The Enterprise Park development has killed the lit taxiway route to the GA park and the airport management are looking for an alternative.

Blackwater, Dysart and Moranbah

GA can not land on those airstrips, BHP will not grant permission. When those coal leases were granted, one of the conditions was to develop and maintain infrastructure which the public could use. Over the years there has been maneuvering to get out of this arrangement. If you want to waste your time just give BHP a call about landing on any of these strips.
Cobden YCDE  Series of reports of interest
 

The importance of airports in Australia

 

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