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BHP Australian Historical Flying Museum

 

The third largest city in the state of New South Wales, the picturesque Wollongong is a Local Government Area and is under the administration of the Wollongong City Council. There are many tourist attraction spots in the city, among which one of the most popular one is the BHP Australian Historical Flying Museum in Wollongong. The BHP Australian Historical Flying Museum in Wollongong in Australia was a dream that was dreamt by Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS). HARS thought of building a permanent single facility to serve as the home to its growing collection of aircrafts and workshops.

The idea of building the BHP Australian Historical Flying Museum came to HARS in the year 2001 (December). A huge meeting was held regarding this matter. The participants in this meeting were senior management of BHP Billiton, Cleary Bros Concrete, Shellharbour City Council, other Wollongong and Kiama Councils and Australian Steel Mill Services. The meeting was held at Albion Park airport, near Wollongong. After a successful meeting it was decided that a planned $10m aviation museum, education center, retail center and maintenance facilities for HARS would be created. The BHP Steel provided the materials for upgrading the Albion Park aerodrome and for building the BHP Australian Historical Flying Museum in Wollongong.



The BHP Australian Historical Flying Museum of Wollongong is definitely a popular tourist spot, especially in the Illawarra region. The BHP Australian Historical Flying Museum in Wollongong is located on Illawarra Regional Airport. The entrance of the museum is off the busy Princes Highway, which witnesses lots of passing traffic. The building of the Museum had costed about $4,500,000. It is a magnificent and picturesque structure.

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