Albury Airport’s unique strategic location and capabilities, offer a strong air base for aerial firefighting operations in Southern NSW and Northern Victoria.
During the off season the Albury Airport team have worked hard to ensure the Airport is ready to support aerial firefighting efforts this season. The team are ready to support aerial firefighting operations this fire season.
Communications between the airport and both NSW & VIC emergency agencies to host emergency aircraft and prepare for the fire season have also commenced. These dedicated emergency services are critical operators beyond the wider region during high risk weather seasons. The cycle of preparedness for aerial fire fighting aircraft can be viewed or downloaded below, credited to DELWP and their key themes; keep, gain, seek, progress.
The aim of the Albury Airport western precinct concept project will enable the airport to meet future demand for emergency incidents and general aviation hangar development. This growth for the airport precinct was identified in the Albury Airport 15 Year Master Plan as a priority to encourage growth in general aviation.
The subsequent design and construction phase of the project will be carried out over the next two financial years and will include apron construction and development of service roads to access the new hangar allotments.