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Information about the work of  Orange City Council, located in the Central West of NSW

Airport Expansion

~ The expansion of the Orange Regional Airport was completed in 2015. These pages are provided for research and reference purposes only . All stages of community consultation held in preparation for the expansion have been completed.


IntroductionPassenger plane on the Taxi-way at Orange Airport

Orange City Council has completed  an expansion of the Orange Airport to cater for larger aircraft, including Cadia Valley Operations flights, to significantly improve airport capacity.

The expansion has also enhance the facility’s ability to function as a hub for a range of aviation related activities.

Additional benefits would include:

  • the generation of new employment opportunities,
  • potentially extra passenger flights,
  • increased training opportunities,
  • increased opportunities for additional charter services,
  • the potential to improve connections to support the health, education and tourism sectors and
  • expansion of existing aviation businesses.

Project Milestones

You can see more coverage in the following links as the project unfolds, including:

The Environmental Impact Statement for the project was placed on public exhbition for comment. Click here to read more about the EIS and find out more about the community consultation.

The project happened in stages. Click here to see the details of the stages and concept-drawings.

Click here to see how much it will cost and how funding came from the federal and state governments, Newcrest and Orange City Council.

The expansion will conform to usual planning controls and an extensive community consultation was implemented. Click here to learn more about the consutation process.

These pages wil be gradually updated as the Airport Expansion develops. Bookmark this page and come back to check for fresh information.


An ATR 72 aircraftAn expanded airport runway will make it more efficient for larger aircraft models such as this ATR 72 (pictured at right) and a F70 jet (pictured below)  to land at Orange airport.