Aviation Industry Development Project

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While the aviation industry is being hard hit by the impacts of COVID-19, we are confident that the industry still offers economic development opportunities within our region
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COVID-19 is having significant impacts on all aspects of the Australian economy, including the regional aviation industry. Accordingly, consultation on the Regional Aviation Policy Statement is deferred at this time.
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RDA continues to pursue opportunities within our Aviation Industry Development Project and will continue to engage with stakeholders.
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PROJECT DETAILS

RDA initiated this project based on economic opportunities and threats. Based on global demand for pilots and aviation mechanics, aircraft and the increasing utilisation of drones, RDA could see emerging opportunities for training and supply chains. RDA also identified the threat of these shortages to regional aviation operations, such as those of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, REX Airlines and general aviation services such as charters, crop dusting and aerial mustering.

In 2019 RDA secured funding from the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP) and engaged consultant, QINETIQ Pty Ltd, to produce a report addressing the development of the aviation industry in the North and North West Queensland region.

The report provides a detailed SWOT analysis for aviation industry development in North and North West Queensland including a list of opportunities that could be developed.

consultative workshops

RDA hosted consultative workshops with industry and government stakeholders in December 2019 to help determine and prioritise the aviation sector business and economic development opportunities. During this process, RDA was able to gain further insights into regional challenges and opportunities and as a result, RDA has updated the SWOT Analysis to incorporate these comments. 

You can download the adjusted SWOT analysis below.

 

Next STEPS

RDA has completed in-house research work on the mid to higher level priorities identified in the workshops. We have engaged with a range of key stakeholders through workshops and one on one meetings to determine the most appropriate opportunities to progress. We now begin work on developing some of the identified opportunities into economic development projects for our region.

 

Regional Aviation Issues Paper

COVID-19 is having significant impacts on all aspects of the Australian economy, including the regional aviation industry. Accordingly, consultation on the Regional Aviation Policy Statement is deferred at this time. RDA will continue to collate a regional response to this paper when the consultation process recommences.

 

 

interested in the project?

To learn more about the project, you can review the doucments above or get in touch with our Project Manager to discuss the opportunities.

If you’d like to contribute to our response to the Regional Aviation Issues Paper when it recommences, please advise our Project Manager.

Please be in touch with Erin Kiernan, Project Manager on 07 4410 3655 or via email: