Local News

Frogs Hollow residents concern about the flight school plans

plane.jpg

The small community of Frogs Hollow on the far south coast are not happy with the idea for a potential flight school to be built in their area.

A number of concerns raised by residents who say, the impact it will have on the environment and their lives is unmeasureable.

Noise was one of the big factors concering residents saying, having constant planes hovering in and out of Frogs Hollow will be disruptive.

Sports Aviation College has submitted to the Bega Valley Shire Council, a development proposal to start construction of the overseas flight college underway, the site will also accommodate up to 1200 chinese students. 

The flight school also listed a number of benefits that it will have towards the south coast community saying, more than 200 permanent full-time jobs as the College ramps up activities, with opportunities including involvement in the expanding aviation industry for young men and women who might otherwise have to leave the district to seek employment.

Tafe jobs will also be created for the local Bega Tafe, because many of the staff will need training prior to working at the college.

This includes office, kitchen, catering, grounds, assembly and maintenance staff.

Meanwhile, the Council has released this statement saying, the site is home to a longstanding airfield; however the applicant, Sports Aviation Flight College Australia is proposing a $10.4 million investment.

Council officers have determined that all information needed for the application to be placed on exhibition has been submitted.

Submissions from the community and Frogs Hollow residents will be invited between November 15 and December 6 to have their say.

Image credit: Sports Aviation Flight College Australia

 

Tags: News, Bega Council, Frogs Hollow, Planes, Flight School