Illawarra Regional Airport (Wollongong Aerodrome) is a security controlled, licensed airport that is owned and operated by Shellharbour City Council. It is the base for a growing Light Aeronautics Industry, which provides maintenance and engineering services for aircraft ranging from ultra light to medium size turbo prop and jet aircraft.
The Airport provides a cost effective alternative to the Sydney basin airports. It is not encumbered by restricted airspace or air traffic controls, which cause costly delays for aircraft movements. The airport has direct freeway access to Sydney and is adjacent to the South Coast Railway Line to Sydney.
The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) museum and workshop located at the airport is an internationally acclaimed tourist attraction and just one of the many tourist activities that the airport has to offer. For a list of all business operating at the Airport click here.
On the 23 June 2015 the Shellharbour City Council endorsed a new Illawarra Regional Airport Strategic and Business Plan.
"This plan provides direction for the future of our airport and identifies strategies to improve and expand the aviation and tourism industries as well as encouraging additional community events" said Mayor Marianne Saliba. "The Plan also looks to broaden the airports income base, by taking steps to maximise our potential for income from activities such as industrial land leases and additional aviation industry tenants." she said.