Million dollar upgrade to Cessnock Airport is set for take off

Million dollar upgrade to Cessnock Airport is set for take off

Cessnock City Council has announced an $8.8 million upgrade to Cessnock Airport will kick off in early 2022.

This was announced at a general meeting last month where the tender for the project was awarded.

In March 2019, Council was successful in receiving a $6,636,100 grant for the project under the Restart NSW Growing Local Economies Fund.

Council is contributing $2,212,097 towards the $8.8 million project and all works are to be completed by 30 June 2022, in line with the funding deed between Council and Restart NSW.

The purpose of the project is to undertake significant infrastructure upgrades to Cessnock Airport, which are sure to unlock business investment growth.

The airport upgrade is an exciting project which includes:

  • the widening and resealing of taxiway
  • provision of aprons and aircraft parking areas
  • improved fuel area access
  • runway rehabilitation, water, and sewer connections
  • installation of non-precision GPS approaches for RWY 17/35
  • an upgrade to the eastern terminal.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said he was excited to see this project kick off as it has the potential to create nearly 60 jobs and will be a welcome boost for the economy.

“Our tourism industry has been hit hard in recent times and this project will transform Cessnock Airport into one of the State’s top airports for general aviation and improve the visitor experience,” he said.

“Some people may not know that the airport was gifted to the people of Cessnock in the 1990’s and comes with a wealth of history, from use in the 2nd World War, to having NASA undertake research at this facility.

“We can now transform this facility and future proof it for our community,” he concluded.

The Growing Local Economies Fund is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to the delivery of infrastructure projects which improve the economic growth and productivity of the state under Restart NSW.

IMAGE | Cessnock Airport aerial shot.

Cessnock City Council

Local government has been in operation in the Cessnock area since 1906 when the Shire of Cessnock held its first meeting. During the following years there were several amalgamations and splits as new Shires were formed and reshaped until Cessnock was declared a City in 1958.

Cessnock City Council provides a diverse range of services and facilities for the residents of the LGA as well as visitors to the area.

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