Supporting Local Events & Programs
At Launceston Airport we understand the importance of working with and contributing to our local community.
Launceston Airport builds partnerships with many local organisations to support a range of arts, tourism and cultural experiences in Tasmania.
Our current programs involve the following events:
- Glover Prize - Australia´s most prestigious landscape art award
- Gold sponsor of the Blue Sky Ball - an organisation aimed at raising community awareness of depression amongst young professionals
- Junction Art Festival - an annual multiple arts festival held in and around Launceston
- Festivale - promoting Tasmania’s finest produce
- Dark Mofo - Mona's winter festival
- BOFA film festival - The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival was started in 2010 as Tasmania’s first-ever major annual film festival
- Save the Tasmanian Devil Foundation - The offical respons to the threat to the survival of the Tasmanian devil
- Launceston Tornadoes Basketball Team - a Women’s Basketball Club, was formed in 1993 to provide local female basketball players the opportunity to play in an elite league
- Northern Rangers - Northern Rangers Football Club is based in Launceston
- Evandale Football Club - Founded in 1892, it has a long and proud history and is one of the oldest clubs in Tasmania
- Launceston Cycling Classic - Tasmania's best showcase cycling event and one of the best street criterium races in Australia
- Evandale Village Fair Penny Farthing Relay Race - Held annually in February this event features a full program of Penny Farthing bicycle racing
Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG)
The independently chaired Launceston Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG) builds on existing community consultation processes, and reaffirms the importance of community consultation to Launceston Airport, providing a regular two-way communication forum for the airport community and our neighbours.
The CACG’s role is to provide an independent forum where opinions, issues, impacts and information regarding the airport can be expressed and exchanged between committee members. It also assists Launceston Airport in identifying current and emerging community trends and opinions, with a genuine desire between all interested parties to resolve issues that may emerge. The CACG will assist in ensuring debate on such matters is well-informed and undertaken in a spirit of collaboration.
The CACG is neither an arbitration nor a decision-making body and discussion at CACG meetings will not be allowed to be dominated by a single topic or an individual member. The CACG has no power to direct or implement policy in regards the development of Launceston Airport. The CACG membership consists of a wide range of community stakeholders with an interest in the Airport and meets twice a year under the chairmanship of James McKee.
The Community Aviation Consultation Group is part of the Federal Government’s Aviation White Paper recommendations and subsequent Airports Act Amendment Bill.