AAI expecting to move to Airport + 17 other companies

A view of the Central Coast Airport from the air. Photo: CC Aero ClubA view of the Central Coast Airport from the air. Photo: CC Aero Club

Amphibian Aerospace Industries Pty Ltd announced in October 2016 that it would be moving its headquarters to the Central Coast Airport.

The signing of the agreement between Wyong Council and AAI was attended by the then NSW Premier, Mr Mike Baird. According to documents released by Central Coast Council staff about plans to develop the airport into a general aviation hub and regular passenger transport airport, “AAI has leased 5.2 hectares of land in the northeastern sector of the aviation hub immediately north of the proposed Regular Public Transport Terminal. “Under the terms of the AAI lease, Council agreed to relocate Jack Grant Ave and associated services to include the 5.2 hectare site into the aviation hub landholding.

“Once Council has completed the relocation of Jack Grant Ave and associated services, AAI will be able to commence design and construction of the main manufacturing facility. “AAI has development approval for Stage 1 of a two-stage project. “Stage 1 is the construction of the assembling aircraft hangar and office space. “Stage 2 is the main manufacturing facility. “AAI currently operates out of a hangar at Melbourne’s Avalon airport and will move its operations to Warnervale when the terms of its contract with Council have been met. AAI has been joined by 17 other organisations in showing interest in moving their businesses to the Central Coast general aviation hub. According to Council, the March 2017 EOI campaign resulted in 137 registrations and 35 EOIs received. The initial expressions of interests have progressed to securing 17 signed, non-binding, letters of offer from eight tourism operators, four private users, three maintenance and repair organisations, one government contractor and one fuel supplier.

Source: Central Coast Aviation Hub Concept Plan November 2017