The Barossa Council Mayor, Mr Bim Lange visits Barossa Helicopters at Hoffnungsthal near Lyndoch, the preferred site for a future Barossa airstrip.

The Barossa Council Mayor, Mr Bim Lange, says Council hasn’t given up on the vision for a regional airstrip for the Barossa, raising it at a community forum with the State Government’s Regional Development Strategy Advisory Panel on June 20.

Despite an unsuccessful joint grant application with Tourism Barossa in 2016, the Mayor says the concept is still a “critical” matter for the future of tourism in the Barossa.

“A lot of internationals or the high end don’t want to fly into Parafield and then get a hire car,” said Mayor Lange.

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“The Barossa is the destination, and of course that’s where they want to land… It further encompasses what I call the total Barossa experience, and that’s the market we want to build on.”

For the full story grab tomorrow’s edition (July 3) of The Leader.

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