Offer made on airport
LISMORE mayor Jenny Dowell has confirmed there has been an offer to buy the city's airport.
Although she wouldn't confirm which company had made the offer it is believe to be a freight company from Western Australia.
Airport users were told yesterday of the offer which is believed to be worth around $20 million.
But one aviation enthusiast told The Northern Star he was concerned any move to privatise the airport may cut out other general aviation users or at the very least increase landing fees.
He was also worried that if the runway was expanded to take bigger aircraft there would be jet noise in the city "24/7".
Mayor Dowell said the offer to buy the airport had "come out of the blue" and, in the interests of fairness, would now be put out for expressions of interest to buy or lease the facility.