Aerodrome sold with development plans not yet known
AFTER years of negotiation the sale of the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome has gone ahead and is now owned by George Lefteri and Evans Head Airpark Pty Ltd.
The new owner has not yet submitted plans for the site, Richmond Valley Council said.
The council sold the site for $2.5mil and general manager Vaughan Macdonald said they would work on creating a framework in which businesses could succeed.
Although plans are yet to be finalised, it is hoped future development at the site will bring opportunities for economic growth and employment to the Evans Head area.
He said with opportunities like the airpark on the horizon, aviation-related industries would be attracted to the area to start businesses and increase the range of employment opportunities.
"The airpark development offers more skills-based opportunities for local youth, not only in aviation, but also in tourism-related industries," Mr Macdonald said.
"We look forward to the next chapter for the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome, as we are sure it will continue to be a piece of land Council will have some involvement with, including as an ongoing supporter of the events and activities which occur there each year, and as a regulator when the time comes for the Evans Head Airpark group to move forward with its development plans."
Funds from the sale of the aerodrome go into the real estate reserve which the council uses for projects and initiatives across the Richmond Valley.
Richmond Valley Council is the assessment body with the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel being the determining body. Further details on about the development at www.evansheadairpark.com.au/