Coober Pedy News

No 35                                           July 11, 2003

Archived copy



Search words: airport development - council approval has been given for the construction of a hanger on leased land at the coober pedy airport. Owner/operators of Coober Pedy outback scenic and charter flights, lindsay and anne mathews say that their hangar is now in town, and that building will commence soon. in 1993 lindsay and anne were on the family farm near kyancutta, and decided also to try opal mining at coober pedy. They found some opal at 14-mile and got opal fever. They hand mined for 5 years, sometimes driving, sometimes flying back to kyancutta, to farm between November and March. then they teamed up with lloyd hetzel, another eyre peninsula farmer, working with a tunnelling machine, leaving a sharefarmer back in kyancutta. Lindsay decided it was time to do a commercial pilot's license. landing fees waived. The dccp voted to waive all airpor landing fees payable by REX airlines for twelve months from 1 july 2003. In return REX will reduce their lowest priced ticket on the adelaide/coober pedy run by the same amount. (the landing fee of $9 per adult and $4 per child was previously built into the price of the ticket and was worth $30.000 per year) new finance and administration manager. Dccp ceo trevor mcleod says that council has appointed mr damien clarke. Damien comes from a private practice in horsham, victoria and will commence deuty on 28 july. He is married to wife prudi, and they have an 18 month old son. Damien is looking forward to the challenges of working in local government. green fingers no. 11 (short) Yannis Athanasiasdis yannis and one of his lemon trees.