Council Candidate Keen On Air Park


Cowra Council Candidate Donna Peters says she would like to see Cowra Council set aside a 300 hectare parcel of land at the Airport to future proof and develop ‘Cowra Air Park’.

With space at secondary airports in Sydney becoming less available or less affordable, she said she wants the incoming Council to actively seek out aero businesses and private plane owners to relocate to Cowra to create the precinct.

“If done well this could secure Cowra’s future,” she said.

Ms Peters pointed out that the proposal offered Cowra many benefits, including ongoing employment & training opportunities, tourism, increased income to existing town businesses, income from land sales and increased fuel sales.

“While Council’s current plans are for aero industrial estates, their plans stop short of being awesome as I fear the airport will become landlocked by roads and residential builds,” she said.

“This has the opportunity to launch Cowra as the capital of the light plane industry.” Ms Peters proposed the 300 ha precinct be divided into 5 subdivisions, with multiple taxiways to allow for future expansion. These 5 subdivisions would include light plane hangers with provision for a residence, as well as planning for high technical industries such as instrument making, as well as space for flight training including hel-icopter schools & maintenance, light plane repairs, function centre, parking for staff & visitors, provision for future aero cargo industry, and e-planes.

“The new 300 ha precinct allows for a 10m deep tree planted sound deadening zone,” she said.

“It also future-plans land provision (behind the sound deadening zone), and sets aside for the truck bypass that Council approved some years back.

Allowing a zone for the bypass at this time ensures its distance from current residential area should it ever be built.”

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