Bendigo Airport is a registered airport and owned and operated by the City of Greater Bendigo.
Bendigo Airport currently has 32 hangars on site as well as Bendigo Aviation Services, Bendigo Flying Club, My Jet, Goulding Airmotive, Air Ambulance Victoria Helicopter, Emergency Medical Services and HEMS3.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) bases one of its fire fighting operations at Bendigo. Located in Victoria's geographic centre, Bendigo Airport is a prime location for aircraft operations in fire suppression, flood response and locust control across North Central Victoria and beyond.
More information is available on the DEPI website.
The Victorian Minister for water the Hon Peter Walsh MP recently visited the Bendigo Airport to announce a $966,985 grant from the State Government's Living Victoria Fund towards the Bendigo Airport's 'Whole Water Cycle Mangement Project'
Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Barry Lyons said Bendigo Airport is located in a catchment area and the project will involve capturing, treating and re-using the water that moves through the Bendigo Airport grounds in a sustainable manner.
"the project will involve the construction of a 25,000 kilometre water storage, the installation of a floating wetland, mechanical water treatment plant and a reticulated third pipe irrigation system.“It’s an example of best practice water use which will also enhance the drainage works already required as part of the Bendigo Airport Redevelopment Project, provide improved protection of runway works from inclement weather and significantly reduce the gross pollutants and nutrients loads on waterways downstream of the airport".
“After the works are undertaken we expect peak stormwater flows to be reduced by 89% and the use of potable water at the airport to be reduced by some 49,500 kilolitres annually,” said Cr Lyons.
Pictured above Victorian Minister for Water the Hon Peter Walsh MP delivering his funding announcement.
Pictured above (L-R) 2013-2014 Mayor Cr Barry Lyons, Regional Development Victoria Chairman Jenny Dawson, Minister for Water the Hon Peter Walsh MP.
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195-229 Lyttleton Terrace
Bendigo Victoria 3550
PO Box 733
Bendigo Victoria 3552
Telephone: (+61 3) 5434 6000
Fax: (+61 3) 5434 6200
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