The Queensland Air Museum (QAM) has been based in Caloundra for over 30 years and holds the largest collection of civil and military aircraft and aviation memorabilia in all of Australia. This is testament to the many who have worked over the years building up the collection.
The QAM’s collection has outgrown the Museum’s current land on Pathfinder Drive near the Caloundra Aerodrome and it is vital the facilities are expanded. Over many years the QAM has been in communication with Council to negotiate the Museum’s growth onto neighbouring vacant land but have been met with scant information and a game of political hot potato as no one seems to be able to confirm who is responsible for the land.
The QAM’s volunteers have ambitious plans for the long-term growth of the museum including upgrading aircraft displays and hangers and expanding facilities to house their growing collection. Critically the QAM needs the space to expand onto the adjacent land giving exposure to Caloundra Road.
I cannot think of a better time to support our struggling tourism industry rather than making a successful facility jump through hurdles with little guidance.