Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, champion of the Armidale Regional Airport Business Park Andrew Murat and Department of Regional NSW Business Development Manager Peter Sniekers taking a walk through the business park at today’s opening.
Thursday, 8 October 2020
IT’S business class passengers only at Armidale’s newest industrial precinct, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Armidale Regional Council Interim Administrator Viv May today declaring the $6.5 million Armidale Regional Airport Business Park officially ready for take-off.
Mr Marshall said with the completion of Stage 1 of the business park, Armidale had booked itself a one way ticket to destination jobs and economic growth and prosperity.
“With more than 200 new jobs set to be created through the park’s development, this is the biggest employment creation project Armidale has seen for decades,” Mr Marshall said.
“This is the first foundation stone of the economic renaissance this region will enjoy, if it’s bold and untied enough to grasp it.
“The new business park will pave the way for Armidale to reach its full economic potential, to support and grow existing general aviation and aviation related business activity in the region as well offering space to develop freight services and white collar office space.
“The 24 lots have all been connected to water, lighting, NBN fibre and electricity.
“The construction of heavy-duty internal roads will ensure businesses, in particular potential logistics companies, are able to maximise the New England Highway frontage and connection to the airport.
“Targeted infrastructure investment in regional NSW attracts business investment, creates new jobs and makes our villages, towns and regional cities more attractive places to live, work and operate.
“I look forward to seeing the economic impact for the broader New England region as businesses, both locally and from away, choose the airport business park to launch their next big venture.”
The State Government has contributed $6 million to the Armidale Regional Airport Business Park, under the Growing Local Economies Fund, with a further $1.5 million for the airside upgrade completed earlier this year.
Armidale Regional Council Interim Administrator Viv May said the completion of the business park opened up a world of opportunities for regional businesses in and around Armidale.
“The completion of the Business Park is a major milestone for the Armidale region. The development is a key pillar of the region’s economic stimulus and will provide an abundance of opportunities and growth for the region and surrounding areas.
“The business precinct now consists of 24 lots for light industrial usage, which will house a new Service Centre.”