Narromine aviation precinct receives funding for industrial project

FLYING OFF: Narromine Shire Mayor Craig Davies with Member for Dubbo and Troy Grant and Nationals candidate for Dubbo Dugald Saunders. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
FLYING OFF: Narromine Shire Mayor Craig Davies with Member for Dubbo and Troy Grant and Nationals candidate for Dubbo Dugald Saunders. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

Narromine’s aviation precinct is set to grow after it was announced 22 industrial blocks for aviation related businesses will soon be ready for development.

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant was in Narromine on Monday to announce the NSW state governments $752,000 contribution to the project under the Growing Local Economies fund. 

“The Narromine shire council have been working tirelessly for some time now to map out a strategic plan for investment into this shire to take advantage of their natural assets,” Mr Grant said. 

“One of the key jewels in the crown is the airport, and the Narromine shire council have put to government a proposal to co-fund their initiative to develop an industrial park here, taking advantage of the growing aeronautical industry and other complimentary industries for this park,” he said.

The new industrial blocks are for aviation related businesses including tourism, aircraft repairs, avionics, agricultural uses, logistics, training an hangarage.

The 22 blocks are anticipated to add up to 80 jobs and generate over $6 million in wages to the local economy. 

The project will be co-funded between the Narromine Shire Council and the NSW state government and is part of a $1.5 million project which included upgrades to the Tom Perry Drive entrance to the airport, benefiting the aviation museum and the visitors centre. 

Narromine Shire Mayor Craig Davies thanked Mr Grant and the state government for their support and said the project is already gaining interest.

“We have much interest in the development already, and it's something that council’s been working on for a number of years now,” Mayor Davies said.

“We look forward to receiving offers of interest from outside businesses to come here and join with us in this great development,” he said.

This development, along with the work to the next stage of Skypark, Council’s residential development at the aerodrome will mean over $2.5M worth of capital works to the aerodrome precinct over the coming year.