Council owns and operates the recently upgraded Armidale Regional Airport including a number of leases for privately operated air service organisations as well as a Rural Fire Service Air Base. Council also owns industrial zoned land adjacent to the Airport which has direct access to the New England Highway.

Council has called for Expressions of Interest - Competitive Dialogue –Investment Options for the Armidale Regional Airport and adjoining Approved Industrial Aviation and Business Park Development.

The intent of the Competitive Dialogue EOI is to reach out to the market to seek interest and to open dialogue between Council and innovative operators who share its vision for providing high quality services to the communities of the Armidale Region and the broader New England area.

Council is open minded about how to optimise the development of the airport, its precinct and associated businesses. It is for this reason that it is seeking options from the market. This will be through a formal process that over a period of time and dialogue enables the Council to firm up its preferred options prior to a procurement process. This Competitive Dialogue EOI process will facilitate a 16 week due diligence and options development stage and will investigate, address and formulate a final Tender Specification which would then be distributed to the final respondents enabling them to prepare their Tender response and submission.

More information is available via Armidale Regional Council's website.

Armidale Airport - Calls for EOI - Competitive Dialogue