Kyneton Airfield Economics Opportunities Analysis

A new way forward for the Kyneton Airfield has been identified, after Council investigated the economic and social value, land use planning issues and future management structures through the Kyneton Airfield Opportunities Analysis(PDF, 1MB)

The analysis was undertaken with a $30,000 grant from Regional Development Victoria over twelve months and in two stages, with significant input from the community and interested stakeholders.

To minimise impacts on surrounding residents and support the airfield’s commercial, recreational and emergency role, Council will develop a master plan for the site and surrounds and establish an Advisory Committee to guide future operations.

The draft master plan was completed in August 2016, which sets out proposed future directions for the facility. These include possible extensions to the main north-south runway, additional hangars, short-term pilot accommodation, and an aircraft museum.

An Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) study was conducted and preliminary results provided to Macedon Ranges Shire Council in June 2017. The ANEF contours will provide recommendations to the master plan.

Before the master plan is finalised, an airfield operations manual will be published to better manage aerodrome safety and outline incident reporting guidelines to align with community expectations. This is currently underway and being reviewed by the Kyneton Airfield Advisory Committee.

Council also plans to hold discussions with the Country Fire Authority regarding the proposed future use of the airfield to assist in emergencies, particularly for aerial firefighting.

Next steps 

Once the operations manual is completed, Council will review the draft master plan. The documents will be subject to community consultation and, if adopted by Council, a Planning Scheme Amendment process.

For more information, contact the Operations Department on 5421 0800, email