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Region set to soar
asAvalonAirport
expands
Residents in
GreaterGeelong
andMelbourne’s
west areabout to
receiveamajor
boost through the
expansionofAvalon
Airportwhichwill see
increasedflights and
create thousands
of local jobs.
DaclandManagingDirector
JohnCDwyer recentlymet
withAvalonAirportCEOJustin
Giddings todiscusshow theplans
were likely toaffect the 10,000
residentsmoving intoDacland
communities in the regionover the
nextdecade.
Justinexplained that the
recentMasterPlanendorsement
by theDepartment ofDefence
paves theway formoreflights,
including international services.
Theexpansionwill incorporate
110,000sqmof retail development,
aswell as industrial, transport and
commercial services fromhotels to
recreational and sporting facilities.
“We’re thrilledwith the
endorsedMasterPlan,”Justin said.
“It’s taken sixyears to reach this
milestone, butwith support from
theCityofGreaterGeelongand the
CityofWyndham,we‘vegot aplan
that’s topnotch!”
John says theexpansionplans
add significant value forDacland
residents,whowill haveaccess to
anever-increasing rangeofflight
destinations.Theexpansionwill
alsocreate thousandsof jobs for
local residents, including students
andpart-timers, andprovidea real
boost to local businesses.
“Justinadvised that everydaily
flight intoAvalon injects$9million
into the local economyovera
12-monthperiod.This schedule
will increasebyat least twoflights
perdayover thenext 12months,
andwe’ll seecontinuedgrowth
after that.”
NatalieCandy, President of the
LaraChamberofCommerceand
local businessoperator, says the
plansbodewell forbusinesses
inLara, just 8kilometres from
theairport.
“Awhole rangeof local
businesseswill benefit from the
influxof travellers thisexpansion
will generateaswell as the
opportunity formore local jobs. It
is fantasticnews for the region,”
she said.
Justin says theAirport’spriority
isaviation services, andalwayswill
be. “Avalon isagenuineaviation
asset, soourfirstpoint of order
is to securemoreflights, tomore
destinations,moreoften.”
He saysAvalon’scurrent
strength is itsexcellent connectivity
toSydney, and thiswill extend to
covereverymajorAustraliancity
over thenextfiveor sixyears, then
international destinations.
“TheendorsedMasterPlan
enablesall of this, anddramatically
reduces implementation timeonce
wefinalisecommercial deals,”
he said
“Thisexcitingnewdevelopment
will see theCityofGreaterGeelong
andCityofWyndham regions take
off even fasterover thenext 20
years,”addedJohn.
“Awhole rangeof local
businesseswill benefit from
this expansion. It is fantastic
news for the region.”
NatalieCandy, President of the
LaraChamber ofCommerce
ManzeeneVillage-acommunity set inbeautiful parklandswhich isclose to transport, schools, shopsandnowanairportwith increasedflightsanddestinations.
DaclandCFODavidWorth,AvalonAirportCEOJustinGiddingsandDaclandMDJohnDwyer.
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