Power cut to airport runway because the bill hadn’t been paid

August 7, 2023 8:00 am in by
Scone Airport runway in complete darkness last Wednesday night. Image: Darren Cutrupi

Upper Hunter Shire Council has confirmed power was cut to the Scone Airport because the bill hadn’t been paid.

The Hunter Valley Newsroom revealed on Friday a flight had to redirect to Tamworth last Wednesday night after not being able to activate the runway lights on approach.

Council GM Greg McDonald said the power provider hadn’t sent a bill since a separate meter for the runway was set up two years ago.

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Mr McDonald said he’s still trying to get to the bottom of the issue.