Scone, NSW Redevelopment of Scone Regional Airport

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Sarah Wylie Regional Director 0427 200 604

Located approximately 300km north of Sydney and 150km north-west of Newcastle, Scone Regional Airport supports a multitude of propeller and jet aircrafts, aviation businesses and service providers.

NSW Public Works (NSWPW) was engaged by Upper Hunter Shire Council to manage the redevelopment of Scone Regional Airport.

The project, which ensured the airport’s compliance with safety regulations, included the construction of a new terminal building and aviation centre as well as upgrades to the runway, taxiways and aeronautical ground lighting system.

NSWPW managed the upgrade and replacement of the existing airport services as well as the construction of new infrastructure, starting with the consolidation of the design and technical documentation with GC21 commercial contractual conditions to form tender packages for the project.

Subsequently, we were engaged to provide project management services including scope development, risk management, cost planning and cash flow management as well as contract management services and procurement management.

Scone Airport redevelopment aerial view
Scone Airport redevelopment - after photo

The works were completed in a safe and timely manner whilst maintaining the operational capacity of the airport. This ensured that there were minimal interruptions to local air traffic.

Upgrades to the aeronautical ground lighting system, the runway and the taxiway allow for the operation of larger jet-propelled aircraft in the Upper Hunter, enabling airport operations to expand.

As a major aviation attraction, it is anticipated that the newly completed Hunter Warbirds Museum will generate significant tourist activity for the Upper Hunter.

Key project facts

  • The main runway measures 1403m long and 30m wide
  • More than 70 000t of imported pavement materials were used on the apron, helipad and taxiway pavements
  • Hunter Warbirds Museum currently houses 16 aircraft and covers an area of 3200m2
  • The opening air show at Hunter Warbirds Museum was attended by more than 10,000 people, generating more than $2 million for the local economy over a single weekend.
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