Tumut Aerodrome


The transformation of the regional airport to boost its capacity for firefighting operations.


Tumut Airport sits at the north-western foothills of the Snowy Mountains in regional NSW, around 300 kilometres south-west of Sydney and just 80 kilometres west of Canberra. Tumut Airport’s unique location resulted in it becoming a key base for aerial firefighters during Australia’s recent bushfire crisis, saving properties and lives.

The Tumut Aerodrome is undergoing a transformation with an upgrade designed to boost its capacity for firefighting operations and facilitate air ambulance flights.

The project involves several key components, including the extension of the existing runway to meet the evolving needs of the aerodrome. Additionally, modifications to existing aprons are being implemented to enhance operational efficiency, and the construction of an additional taxiway is planned to optimise aircraft movement on the ground.

Our role

WSce is providing Civil Engineering detail design in strict adherence to the guidelines set by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Snowy Valley Council.

Our responsibilities encompass the comprehensive design of essential elements, including the stormwater drainage system, meticulous site levels, and gradings to minimise bulk earthworks while preserving access to existing hangars.

Additionally, we are leading the design of robust erosion and sedimentation control measures to ensure environmental sustainability throughout the project. Through our expertise, we aim to contribute significantly to the successful and compliant transformation of the Tumut Aerodrome.


Snowy Valley Council


Bombowlee, NSW






Civil Engineering



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