Albury Airport Precinct Expansion

Western general aviation precinct – Stage 1

2019-2020 Budget: $500K

This project will involve design and site preparation to enable the expansion of the general aviation western precinct. The budget allocation will enable works to commence, which will include project design, subdivision of new leaseholder lots and connection of services.

The project will enable the airport to meet future demand for airside lots for hangar development, which are not available at present.

The works will allow for planned growth of the airport precinct,  and was identified in the recent Airport Master Plan as a priority to encourage growth  in general aviation.

Stages 2 and 3 of the project will be carried out 2020-21 and 2020-22, and will include apron construction and development of service roads to access the new hangar allotments.

Energy savings

2019-2020 Budget: $125K

We'll be converting 130 runway lights at the airport to LED. Currently, these runway lights are 45w halogen lamps, and they’ll be replaced with 8w LED lamps, resulting in significant savings on energy and maintenance costs.

In fact, the reduced energy use will reduce costs by $4,072 per year, meaning the project will pay for itself within less than nine years.

The new LED lights will last longer than the halogen lamps and also eliminate problems with sourcing replacement fittings for the existing system.

As part of that energy-saving program, the draft budget contains a further $80,000 to investigate the expansion of the airport’s existing solar array, including the potential for batteries to store power.