Proposed lease of Katoomba Airfield

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Proposed lease of Katoomba Airfield

Postby DavidB » Wed 24 Jul, 2019 1:58 pm

The NSW Department of Industry is considering a proposal to lease Crown land at Medlow Bath known as Katoomba Airfield. The existing lease has come to an end and the new lease applicant is proposing to use the site for recreational aviation.

There is a lot of concern about the impact of a resumption of recreational aviation on the surrounding world heritage area in relation to issues such as noise, visual intrusion, wildlife and general serenity of 'the bush'. Reasons for objecting to the lease can be found at https://bluemountains.org.au/#airfield

The preferred position is for the airfield site to be added to Blue Mountains National Park and for use of the airfield to be restricted to firefighting and emergency uses.

Submissions on the proposed lease close August 4. The portal for making a submissions is https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/lands/p ... f55a-95329
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