The City of Greater Bendigo has been undertaking the construction of a new Bendigo runway for their airport. The proposed 1600 meter runway currently under detail Engineering design by Aurecon will cater for larger aircraft such as the SAAB 340 (36 passengers) and will replace the existing shorter main runway. This new asset for Bendigo will provide greater potential for airside related business at the airport.
To capitalise on this development opportunity, the City of Greater Bendigo awarded the consultation, concept design and detail design of the Bendigo Airport Business Development to Tomkinson Group in 2011. After consultation sessions with user groups, airport consultants, authorities and Council, Tomkinson Group developed a Business Park concept layout that delivered an additional 70 Code A (Small planes) hangars, 7 airside/roadside sites, and16 landside business sites available for up to 50 year term leases from the Council.
Tomkinson Group has completed full detail engineering design for Stage 1 with a construction value of around $4Million. The design has been challenging, including meeting the airside CASA requirements and significant drainage concerns such as multiple retarding basins. Tomkinson Group looks forward to successfully completing this project for the Council and playing a key role in delivering a great asset for the Bendigo community.