The Federal Government is better connecting remote communities with vital air services, with the Bordertown airstrip sharing in $9 million of funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the upgrades will help local communities maintain access to essential services.

“I congratulate the Tatiara District Council on their successful application to the program. The Bordertown airstrip which is used regularly by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, as well as local gliding clubs, will be re-sealed with the help of this $102,000 grant” Mr Pasin said.

“Upgrades like this mean that residents will have improved connectivity to regional centres and increased access to essential services.”

Funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program will enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote areas across the country and improve delivery of essential goods and services including health care.

“This is just another way we are investing in our regional communities,” Mr Pasin said. “In this case, by delivering better and safer access for those using region airstrips.”

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