Air Ambulance Heli Pad
Concrete Heli Pad for Air Ambulance
Suggested by: warren
Project partner: Corangamite Shire
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The Cobden Airport needs a dedicated concrete helipad. The newest Air Ambulance helicopter is now larger with wheels . The helicopter was landing at the local football grounds but due to not having skids it has sunk into the ground. The Airfield in Cobden has a sealed runway and pilot activated lighting . The current landing area for the helicopters is gravel and needs to be upgraded to concrete for all year round access with no dust or soft ground. This area has road ambulance access but is locked and secure from the public and keeping all aviation together.
The local community has raised over $90,000 towards the Cobden Airfield in the last ten years so that Ambulance Victoria can access our area via fixed wing or helicopter. With the helicopter use increasing in the past few years a dedicated helipad has been on the wish list for the local community. Football Grounds have become too wet and not very private for the patient or family's concerned. The Cobden Airfield is a secure and safe area for the helicopter to land 24/7 , has road Ambulance access and lighting. A dedicated Helipad would serve the community well.