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Towong Shire

Corryong Airport Precinct Development

Corryong Airport Precinct Development

Completed in October 2018, the $2.2M Corryong Airport Precinct Development project improved much needed access to the Upper Murray for emergency services, including air ambulances and fire fighting activities, as well as attract increased aviation industry, recreation and tourism activity.

The project delivered:

  • Pilot activated lighting
  • Obstacle lighting on Mt Elliot and Mt Mittamatite
  • Runway resurfacing
  • An extension of the taxiway
  • The creation of development sites for new hangars
  • A range of new hardstand areas and mixing sheds
  • A multi-purpose terminal building

Together with major funding partner, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, who have since moved their fire suppression operations to the Corryong Airport. The upgraded facilities have created economic opportunities for the aviation industry and support the development of new tourism experiences in the Upper Murray. The removal of night time flying restrictions have allowed Air Ambulance services to carry out medical evacuations whenever necessary.

The Corryong Airport Precinct Development was funded through a partnership between Towong Shire Council, the Victorian Government's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, with additional support provided by Tumbarumba Shire Council, Upper Murray Health and Community Services, Dart Mining, Upper Murray Business Inc, the Man from Snowy River Tourist Association, the Rotary Club of Corryong, the Lions Club of Corryong and the Corryong Red Cross. 

The project commenced in the 2016/17 financial year and was completed in October 2018.

Pictured: Ron Patterson and Tony Long representing DELWP, Jaclyn Symes MP; Cr David Wortmann, Gerard van Emmerik representing RDV, at the project announcement in March 2016.

Last updated: 29 April 2020