Warnervale Aircraft Landing Area (ALA)

Warnervale ALA

Warnervale ALA is a small aircraft landing area owned and operated by Central Coast Council. It is located on Jack Grant Avenue, Warnervale and is approximately 90 minutes’ drive north of Sydney and 45 minutes drive south of Newcastle. It was previously known as the Central Coast Airport and Warnervale Airport before it's name change, by resolution of Council, on 10 August 2020. 

Why has the name changed?

To more accurately reflect the status of the facility and the level of service provided 

What is the difference between an airport and an ALA?

Certified Aerodromes are regulated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) and ALA’s are unregulated facilities. It is the pilots responsibility to determine the suitability of the facility.

Where can I find out more information about decisions and reports relating to the ALA

Council has proactively released a number of documents relating to the Warnervale ALA (and its previous name as Central Coast Airport) including daily movements, reviews, briefings, Council reports and correspondence all of which can be viewed here.

Is Warnervale ALA open to the public?

Yes, there is an outdoor viewing area at the front of the Central Coast Aero Club building.

I am a pilot and want to land at the ALA what do I do?

The physical charactersistics of the ALA are RWY 02 DTHR 243M and RWY 20 DTHR 398M.

Line marking have recently been completed which have moved the displaced threshold at each end of the runway further away from the trees to make it safer for pilots to land.

Please refer to the YWVA ERSA entry and NOTAM C1046/20.
Prior permission to land is required a minimum of 24 hours before operations. 
Send your application to landingrequest@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au 

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Last updated : Wed 9 Sep 2020