Mount Beauty Airport Upgrade

The Mount Beauty Airport Upgrade project will effectively future-proof access for emergency services, improving the safety of surrounding communities and boosting access by air to the Kiewa Valley.

Join the Conversation

Council’s project team will host a webinar on Wednesday, 16 September to discuss plans for the upgrade, take feedback on the draft concept design and answer any questions.

In June, Council received an allocation of up to $1.55 million from the Federal Government’s Regional Airports Program for the airport upgrade.

We have since been refining the concept design and are now seeking community feedback before moving forward with the project. Once we have the concept design agreed by all our stakeholders, the next step in the project is developing the detailed design. 

The webinar will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, 16 September, via Zoom.

  • Meeting ID: 924 7532 4378
  • Meeting passcode: Airport

To submit a question in advance to be answered during the webinar, email submissions@alpineshire.vic.gov.au with the email subject ‘Mount Beauty Airport Upgrade’ or call 5755 0555.


Project Overview

These upgrades will support the essential firefighting efforts and allow for improved access for Air Ambulance Victoria fixed-wing aircraft.

An upgraded runway will improve access for Forest Fire Management and other fire-fighting services, providing greater flexibility for fire management services to manage local and regional emergencies.

Council is in the process of engaging with directly-impacted airport stakeholders and the broader community.

What will this project achieve?

  • Improved access for Air Ambulance Victoria fixed-wing aircraft
  • Runway capacity for upgraded Air Ambulance Victoria fixed-wing aircraft and maintaining access for the Kiewa Valley community
  • Improved access for Forest Fire Management and other fire-fighting services, providing greater flexibility for fire management services to manage local and regional fires
  • A fantastic opportunity for a partnership approach involving multiple levels of government to deliver critical emergency services infrastructure to significantly increase the resilience of the region.

Council has secured a $1.55 million Regional Airports Program Grant towards the cost of this project.

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