Council appoints Maryborough Aerodrome Taskforce

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Central Goldfields Shire Council has appointed six members to the Maryborough Aerodrome Taskforce at Tuesday night’s (27/07) Council Meeting.

The purpose of the Taskforce is to ensure there is community and stakeholder input into the development of an Aerodrome business plan, subsequent review and update of the master plan.

In the 2021/22 Budget, Council allocated $30,000 for the development of a business plan.

Council received 10 Expressions of Interest from community members who had a range of appropriate skills and experience, enabling Council to appoint a Chairperson and five other members to fulfil the purpose of the Taskforce.

The following members have been appointed to the Taskforce:

  • Neil Arbuthnot (Chairperson)
  • Neville Boyle
  • Kim Skyring
  • Ian Carfrae
  • Rod Brown
  • Anthony Ohlsen

The Taskforce will meet from Monday 9 August, 2021.

Under the Taskforce’s Term of Reference, members were appointed based upon the following criteria:

  • Knowledge of Aerodrome operations
  • Business acumen
  • Community development
  • Community asset management

The Taskforce’s Chairperson was appointed based on the following:

  • Extensive knowledge of airport operations
  • Substantial experience in community asset management
  • Relevant technical and management qualifications
  • Familiarity with local government operations

Central Goldfields Shire Mayor Chris Meddows-Taylor thanked all community members who submitted an Expression of Interest.

“Council is thrilled to have such a high calibre task force driven by community members providing advice on how we take this important asset forward and ensuring Maryborough Aerodrome is planned to best serve our community,” he said.

“We made the Aerodrome a priority as a newly elected Council and it is exciting after some months of busy work, we are now ready to take the next critical step in its future.”

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