23 May 2019

City Regional Airport’s planned overhaul includes 11 new hangars, lighting and
taxiway upgrades, an aeromedical facility, new link road and associated

The redevelopment
will strengthen the facility’s importance as a hub for growth and connectivity,
with the potential to aid tourism, health, transport and infrastructure as a key
economic gateway to the Orana region.

The upgrades
will ensure the airport’s ongoing sustainability as a key regional air service
provider along with potential as an international freight hub.

aeromedical facility project is being undertaken by the Royal Flying Doctor

includes flight and clinical training facilities and a Visitor Experience component
which will help to fund RFDS work in rural and remote communities.

The Visitor Experience will contribute valuable revenue and help fund work in
rural and remote communities.

It will
also enable visitors to have a hands-on experience of the service.

The planned upgrade enhances development at the airport terminal precinct with
the Rural Fire Service’s multi-million dollar centre allowing fire fighters to
undertake specialist training including incident management, road crash rescue
and fire investigation, as well as member induction training.

The NSW Police
state-of-the-art training facility will provide police officers with the
necessary training to maintain high standards and develop new career paths in
the force.

The Dubbo
City Regional Airport Master Plan 2015-2036 outlines proposed future use of the
area including commercial land use activities with a higher order airport focus
including hire car activities, transport and logistics and office and business
premises. Planning for the provision of tourist and visitor accommodation in
the Terminal Precinct is considered appropriate having regard to the future
activities of the Airport and a petrol station or food and drink premises would
be beneficial.

The $17m
upgrade is a joint State, Federal and Local Government initiative that will
support 24 jobs during construction and 16 ongoing positions.