Bundaberg Regional Council owns and operates Bundaberg Regional Airport which is located 6km south west of the Bundaberg CBD.
The region is serviced by two commercial airlines, Qantaslink and Virgin Australia, and a number of Charter Operators. Regular Qantaslink and Virgin Australia services fly in and out of Bundaberg (connecting to Brisbane) with approximately 35 services per week.
Good news for the general aviation and light aircraft fraternity who are seeking new hangar sites in the Bundaberg Region.
Bundaberg Regional Council recently approved the General Aviation Master Plan developed by independent consultants, which sets out 17 new hangar sites to maximise the use and functionality of the existing and proposed taxiway system and future access to the Kensington Parkside Air Park.
Safety associated with increased taxiway traffic has also been paramount with master planned designs avoiding head-to-head traffic movements on taxiways and greater Hangar movement and flexibility.
Council has now endorsed the Master Plan and is seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ from interested parties who may wish to lease a hanger space. The completion of the project was greatly anticipated and has resulted in one new hanger already being built and a number of interested parties indicating they will be taking up this opportunity in the near future. Bundaberg Regional Council has always been a strong supporter of the General Aviation industry and we beleive the new GA Masterplan will present the region with many more aviation opportunities.