Council explores private lease or ownership for Yarrawonga Aerodrome

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SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST… Moira Shire is seeking expressions of interest to lease or buy the publicly owned areas of the Yarrawonga Aerodrome. Photo: Supplied.

Moira Shire is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) to lease or buy the publicly owned areas of the Yarrawonga Aerodrome.

Moira Shire GM Corporate Simon Rennie said the EOI process is an opportunity for someone to buy or lease a regional aerodrome that services the popular tourism and lifestyle destination, with diverse agriculture and export industries and that is already home to aviation businesses and users.

The EOI includes only the council owned areas, which comprise of a terminal building and toilets, runway, taxiway, plane parking area and other fixed infrastructure above and below ground. These occupy approximately 112 hectares of freehold council land that is zoned to protect its use for aviation related uses.

A key consideration for applicants will be demonstrating how they will maintain the access and rights defined in existing agreements with users and hangar owners and ensure continued access to the aerodrome for general aviation and emergency services.

The privately owned areas and hangars are not included and existing rights and agreements will transfer to the successful applicant.

To provide applicants with time to learn more about the facility and develop their proposals the EOI will remain open for three months. Council must receive EOIs by 4pm Friday, October 25.

Anyone seeking further information about the aerodrome and the EOI can visit our website www.moira.vic.gov.au.or call council’s customer service team (03) 5871 9222.