Opinions sought on airfield plan


THE long term operation and safety of Tyabb airfield is being scrutinised as part of the preparation of a precinct plan by Mornington Peninsula Shire.

“Council recognises that the airfield and the surrounding areas require careful consideration and the development of a policy and planning framework to provide for the long term operation of the airfield while protecting the safety and amenity of residents,” shire strategic projects manager Allan Cowley said.

As well as making written submissions residents can attend three drop-in sessions being organised with consultants hire by the shire, Kneebush Planning and Arcadis.

Mr Cowley said that “as a first step” the consultants wanted to hear residents’ “initial views on the issues that should be addressed in the plan”.

“The drop in sessions will provide an opportunity for informal discussion of any issues that you wish to raise.”

The sessions will be held at Tyabb Community Hall, 1535 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Tyabb, 6-7 tonight (Tuesday) and 2-3.30pm and 6-7.30pm Wednesday 29 March.

For more information or to make a separate appointment with the consultants call the shire on 5950 1967 or email martin.chin@mornpen.vic.gov.au.

Written comments can also be emailed to Mr Chin or sent to: Manager – Strategic Projects – Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939.

Initial submissions should be lodged by the 7 April.

First published in the Western Port News – 21 March 2017