Council unable to come to "mutually acceptable agreement"
Swan Hill Rural City Council have made the decision to suspend talks on the pilot training school which was to be situated at the Swan Hill Aerodrome.
The council and the Australian Aviation Alliance have been unable to come to an acceptable agreement about the project.
Back in April at it's council meeting, they agreed to authorise the Chief Executive Officer John McLinden to enter into a heads of agreement with AAA to potentially operate a flying school from the Aerodrome.
If successful, the project could see an increase in the population of about 250 people.
The proposal has divided public opinion as many residents are worried about the negative impact that the school will have on the community.
Mr. McLinden says the feedback isn't responsible for the decision.
"This decision has purely been a commercial one. Council has given it's commitment to the community that if this were to go forward then we would discuss in quite some detail their concerns.
"If we were to create a pilot training facility at the Swan Hill Aerodrome, then we would look to measures in place to minimise any amenity impact.
We acknowledge that it would have had quite some impact on the amenity of the area."