Airpark no playground for rich

IT’S A multi-million dollar project, but developers of the Evans Head airpark are adamant it will not become a ‘playground for the rich and famous’.

Peter Lynch, who heads up Evans Head Airpark Pty Ltd, yesterday said the airpark would instead reflect the easy-going nature of the town.

“People are saying this will be a high-profile development, but our aim is to try and capture a mid-level market,” he said.

“We want a moderate level of development. It will fit in with the community of Evans Head.

“The airpark will not be a playground for the rich and famous.”

Richmond Valley Council last week gave the consortium an extension to provide detailed reports on the proposed development.

But My Lynch said they were still committed to the project.

“The original timetable was a bit tight,” he said.

“There are a lot of constraints with this development, and not justenvironmental and heritage constraints.

“We’ve had environmental consultants on-site. From our point of view, we just wanted to know where we stood.

“We have already spent a fair bit of money on this.

“The next stage will also involve a lot of money. So we want to make sure that we are on the same page as the council.”

Mr Lynch said he would be ‘committing a lot more time to the project’ in the near future.

“There is more to come on that in the New Year,” he said.

“We are hoping to move fairly quickly on this project.

“I want to do this because I want a block of land for my plane at Evans Head.

“I have a very personal interest in the airpark.”



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