A discussion at a recent council meeting had everyone 'flying high' so to speak about Edmonton/Villeneuve Airport.
The airport is a general aviation space used mainly for flight training.
Edmonton International Airport (EIA) gave their annual briefing to Sturgeon County council at the Tuesday (Apr.10) meeting.
"Sturgeon County is interested in their strategic plan with respect to the Villeneuve Airport, which really is a regional asset for the Edmonton Metro area and like anything it's going to take time and a lot of collaboration to work together to bring that asset forward to its full potential," said councillor Susan Evans.
They are working on bringing in the infrastructure needed to support the airport through grant opportunities.
"EIA mentioned it at council, because of the downturn of the economy a lot of the plans for Villeneuve have sort of slowed down. But as things pick up again, I know we'll be working very closely with EIA and the regional partners to bring that piece into it's full potential," said Evans.
Villeneuve Airport is located northwest of Edmonton on Twp 542 (Highway 633), around 15km from St. Albert.