Kiosk proposed for aviation precinct

SHOALHAVEN City Council has received a development application for a cafe/kiosk in the Aviation Technology Park, west of Nowra.

Jets Cafe is proposed for a site in Wugan Street, at Yerriyong, with plans for the $164,000 project submitted by defence industry contractor Chris Sievers.

Craig White Building Design has designed the project which will be used for food preparation and food retail/dining to service the growing working community of the aviation park and Yerriyong area.

The building will have internal and external dining areas including an elevated undercover deck area.

Car parking will cater for up to 95 vehicles, 33 more than is required, including disabled parking, while at the same time still allowing semi-trailer access to the site.

The proposed kiosk will be located within the park, which has existing businesses which provide support for the adjacent airfield at HMAS Albatross.

Subject to council approval construction is planned to start in the new year.

Previously workers in the relatively isolated technology park have had to drive either into Nowra or to South Nowra to get a drink or a meal.

The technology park was developed by Shoalhaven City Council, and is home to Mr Sievers’s Air Affairs, and other defence contractors like Pel Air Aviation, Raytheon, BAE, and Sikorsky.

The construction of a third aircraft hangar at Air Affairs’ operations is well under way, with completion planned for within two to three months.

This is the final stage of development on the site and will consolidate the company’s operations capability.

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