Airpark Goolwa

Goolwa Airport has been granted development approval to upgrade to Residential Airpark status. Allotments are situated on the East, West and South sides of the airport grounds

Sold to the public, these large allotments enable aircraft enthusiasts to build a normal residential home with a separate (or integrated) hangar, with taxiway access from their own backyard to the runway. With shops, cafe’s and the beach minutes away, Goolwa is a perfect place to live.

Similar to a marina..but with a runway instead of channels.

The development has a community title so that once all allotments have been sold the owners would own and be responsible for the residential areas of the airfield (Community Titles Act 1996).

Because a resident owns a share of the airport, their total investment with a house, hangar and probably an aircraft is going to be quite substantial so encumbrances are in place to ensure a quality development.

Goolwa Airport

Goolwa Airport has three main runways, 01/19 - sealed for 1350m, 90m wide with PAL system. 16/34 is a 1000m grass runway, 90m wide. 09/27 is a 650m grass runway at 90m wide.

Master Plan

The Master Plan has a total of 58 residential lots in a Community Title ranging from approximately 2000 sqm. to 3400 sqm. arranged around the runways . A perimeter road services the blocks with areas of park land and native vegetation dispersed around the edges. The north area along Airport Road is reserved for commercial activity and the north east corner is reserved for private hangars only.

Community Titles in South Australia

Community Titles are designed to fill the gap between conventional land division and Strata Titles in a way to give a developer greater versatility to create and register any form of development that can be approved under the States planning laws.

It may, in specially planned communities, change the living style for many South Australians. Other States are experiencing a burgeoning public awareness of the potential impact of community titles on the way in which people can live, work, play and relax.

A community scheme may also be based on an agricultural, horticultural, aqua-cultural, industrial, commercial theme etc. The possibilities are endless.

Maintenance and up-keep of the common areas are financed by owners payingquarterly dues decided by the Owners Corporation. Maintenance and up-keep of the airport will also be financed by paying quarterly dues decided by Goolwa Airport, but this will be offset by fuel sales, rent, landing fees for non-local aircraft, etc.

All owners are able to build a house and hangar on their block of land with taxiway and runway access from the rear of their property if required, but minimum building sizes and other encumbrances would apply to protect other owners investments.

All types of aircraft, as long as they do not impose on other owners, will be welcomed at Airpark Goolwa. From ultralights to war-birds, helicopters to jets, you will be assured of friendly help from enthusiastic residents with all kinds of qualifications.


  • All owners have an equal share in the community, and all neighbours share a common interest in forming a unique community.
  • It is a normal residential block (albeit a large one!) close to shops, schools, cafe’s and the beach.
  • Members own their land and buildings rather than leasing them.
  • Convenience when wanting to fly creates more quality time, as there is no need to load everything in the car (and possibly forget something) or to drive to the airport (the most dangerous part of flying!)
  • Maintenance is convenient, aircraft supplies can be kept in owner’s hangars and they can even spend five minutes here and there ‘loving’ their aircraft.

Development Details

Airpark Goolwa consists of residential allotments. All lots are individually owned and the lot owners share the community ownership of the community areas, including the roads, parks and all associated common land. The owners acting through the Owners Community Corporation Inc. with the powers conferred by the Community Titles Act 1996 SA, would carry out the management of the residential airpark.

The ownership of the airport infrastructure such as the Flight Office, fuel, maintenance sheds, runways and most taxiways, remains with Goolwa Airport. This allows for consistent and well organised management of Goolwa Airport.

All lots in Airpark Goolwa are subject to by-laws that set forth rights and responsibilities of ownership as well as impose reasonable restrictions on buildings, landscaping etc. The Owners Corporation will carry out administration of these by-laws.

Typical Lot

A depiction of a typical block showing a hangar, house, water tanks and septic system.

Allotment Details

There is no water supply to the airpark, all lots are to establish their own water tanks on hangers and homes and be self sufficient.

All lots would have an approved septic or enviro type recycle system. Initial lots will be serviced with a three phase power supply, however, the owners will be encouraged to use off grid solar systems.

Buyers of allotments within the development will have to understand that they are residing within an airport and that aviation activities can take place at any time.

Encumbrances apply to all lots to ensure a quality development, e.g. Colourbond to all fences and hangers, minimum Home size, tidy perimeters, etc.

The airport and common areas will continue to be available to all users.

Contracts for expression of interest are available now, see Contactsfor more details.

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