Posters at play in airfield saga


Horse for a cause: Sarah Coe rode her horse Rocco to collect her We Support Tyabb Airfield poster on Sunday. Picture: Alicia Slater

POSTERS supporting the continued operation of Tyabb Airfield have started popping up around the Western Port area.

The poster campaign follows the easing of a protracted dispute with Mornington Peninsula Shire over plane take-off and landing times.

The shire has said it supports the airfield but will insist that businesses operating there have appropriate permits.

The posters were the brainchild of Alicia Slater and Paul Mercurio, who said on social media: “It is our opportunity to voice and display our positive support for Tyabb Airfield.

“Getting as many people as we can putting up our posters will show just how many Tyabb residents support the airfield and all that work there.”

Peninsula Aero Club president Jack Vevers said more than 150 posters were distributed last Sunday (15 September).

“We are very grateful to the Tyabb and surrounding communities for this initiative and overwhelmed by the show of support by some fantastic people,” he said.

“The airport plays a vital role in hosting emergency services to protect all of the peninsula and the community understands and values this.”

First published in the Western Port Times – 18 September 2019