A MUSEUM to show Tocumwal's aviation ties to World War II is being put forward for $400,000 funding from a federal drought kitty.
Berrigan Council on Wednesday included the erection of a museum building at Tocumwal's aerodrome in a list of eight projects to share in a $1 million drought fund for the shire announced by the federal government last year.
Other works involve irrigation upgrades at Finley golf club ($200,000) and Berrigan golf club ($60,000), CBD boosts for Finley ($100,000) and Berrigan ($50,000) and redevelopment of Barooga's Lions Park ($94,000).
Tocumwal-based councillor Ross Bodey said the museum would be open seven days and include a cafe and aviation business and display a collection that is now at the town's old bowls club.
Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum president Bob Brown said a shift to the aviation hub would be a homecoming.
"We were originally in one of the big wartime hangars at the aerodrome which was occupied by Sportavia gliding club.
"Unfortunately they ran into financial difficulty and the gliding operation was closed and we moved into the town of Tocumwal to the information centre in the main street.
"Then that closed and we then moved into the old bowls club building."
Cr Bodey hopes the museum will be open in the middle of next year.
Meanwhile, an extraordinary meeting will be held on March 4 to discuss the future of a planned Tocumwal foreshore building that would include an upmarket restaurant and visitor information centre.
Cr Bodey said the possibility of new expressions of interest for the design and building of the project would be discussed.