Taree's Aviation Business Park attracting regional interest.

Earthworks at Taree Airport reveal the extent of first stage of the Taree Aviation Business Park. Photo by Alan Small

Earthworks at Taree Airport reveal the extent of first stage of the Taree Aviation Business Park. Photo by Alan Small

FROM the smallest seed, the biggest type of tree can grow.

That is the view of Greater Taree City Council mayor Paul Hogan when promoting the development Taree Aviation Business Park.

Aerial photographs taken recently by photographer, Alan Small reveal significant work has been achieved by contractors in the first stage of the $2.4 million development at Taree Airport, with works tipped to be completed by the end of the year.

The project is being jointly funded by the Australian Government's Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Greater Taree City Council.

Thirteen lots will be released in the first stage of the development followed by another eight lots in a second release.

According to council's senior leader property and procurement, Daniel Aldridge the "typical lot size is 850 square metres, which is ideal for a variety of business functions, including warehousing, freight depots, or light manufacturing."

"Based on initial enquiries, we know these locations are attractive to regional business interests," Mr Aldridge said. "The lots are ideal for courier companies with ground to air distribution needs, with the aviation business park adjacent to the proposed Northern Gateway Transport Hub."

Mayor Hogan says the aviation business park "is an important part of the infrastructure that council is working on to create impetus with our region's economic development."

"I am aware there are some people who are saying the transport hub wasn't needed at this time, however with the loss of 1300 jobs in this area, we need something," Cr Hogan said.

"Aircraft industries associated with aviation is what we want to attract ... and I believe three lots have been sold and there is interest in two others. We are now putting it in the hands of local real estate agents to promote what we have here."

An artist's impression of the project.

An artist's impression of the project.

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