The Federal Government has rejected Avalon Airport’s plans to upgrade the airport for international flights.
The proposal, put forward by LinFox, the Melbourne-based airport’s operator, outlined the $41 million project to improve the facility to cater for planes arriving from Asia and Europe.
The Government has rebuffed the proposal on planning grounds but the airport would continue to push for approval, Avalon’s general manager Tim Anderson told the ABC.
“We’re very disappointed. We’ve put in a lot of work over the last year and more, have done a lot of foreign travel and done a lot of work on the concept to date, but we don’t think tis’ wasted money,” he said.
“We will continue to work on the project, and hopefully see it come to fruition later this year.”