Tokoroa Airport Strategic Plan
Tokoroa Airport (Civil Aviation Authority flight code: TKZ) is a key aviation asset for Tokoroa and the surrounding South Waikato District. The property is owned by South Waikato District Council (SWDC) on behalf of ratepayers and is located at Amisfield, just south of Tokoroa. It comprises a grass runway 1,120m long by 60m wide including a sealed landing strip 850m long by 18m wide plus adjacent open space and buildings. Total land area is 34.9ha. The property has been retained as a legacy asset for aerial topdressing and other aviation activities. Aircraft up to 5,700kg are permitted to use the runway, though smaller aircraft often use the grass runway to reduce tyre wear. The civil aviation status is “non-certified”. Several private hangars are leased on-site. The property also accommodates various community groups and events, primarily relating to motorsports activities.
In addition to aviation uses, the airport property also accommodates the Tokoroa Street Rodders Club, South Waikato Motocross Club and Tokoroa Kart Club and is used for a variety of other recreational activities and events. The site is illustrated in Figure 1. South Waikato Supercross/Motocross arena is shown to the north of the runway. This is currently accessed through an easement over private farmland. West of the runway are the Tokoroa and Districts Aero Club clubhouse, Tokoroa Street Rodders clubhouse, existing private hangars, and Tokoroa Kart Club clubhouse and track. The grass strip along the east side of the runway is leased to the South Waikato Racing Club for grazing and is not readily accessible from the western side.
To read the full Airport Strategy Plan, click the link below:
Tokoroa Airport Strategic Plan (641Kb PDF)