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Emerald Airport Advisory Committee

The Airport Advisory Committee is chaired by Council and provides advice and recommendations for developing and creating effective networks and partnerships between Central Highlands Regional Council, airport users, community and business. Provides a focus on ensuring the regions Airport and Aerodrome Landing Strips effectively meet future aviation demands, identifies economic development and tourism opportunities that support growth and sustainability of regional airport assets.


The objectives of the Airport Advisory Committee are:

  • Provide a forum for engagement, consultation and communication with airport users including the local business sector and the community;
  • Develop an understanding of the legislative framework airports operate under and incorporate into all matters considered;
  • Contribute to future planning considerations;
  • Contribute recommendations for airport sustainability through economic development, tourism and other commercial activities including surrounding airport land and airside areas.

Click here to view the Terms of Reference

Contact Details for the Airport Advisory Committee are as follows:


Councillor Representatives: Cr Kerry Hayes, Cr Joseph Burns, Cr Gai Sypher
Chairperson: Cr Kerry Hayes
Executive Officer (to the Committee): General Manager Corporate and Commercial Services

P | 1300 242 686

Manager Airport: Salomon Kloppers

Ph | 4980 4941

Timing of Meetings: Quarterly


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