Regional airports or aerodromes across Barker can now apply for their share of $29 million available to support vital safety and accessibility upgrades.

Applications are now open for Round 3 of the Regional Airports Program (RAP). Grants of between $20,000 and $5 million are available to cover up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Federal Government is backing the aviation industry whilst boosting local economies to help secure a stronger future for regional communities.

“This $29 million funding injection will deliver vital upgrades and improvements to keep regional airports and aerodromes operating at their full capacity, boosting tourism, improving fire fighting capacities and keeping locals and visitors moving.”

“I am proud to see we are delivering more funding through an additional round to ensure our regions are better and more safely connected,” Mr Pasin said.

“This funding supports important works including runway resurfacing, drainage works, lighting upgrades and fencing.”

“Airports across Barker have already benefitted from funding under previous rounds of the RAP, including Mount Gambier, Kingston, Renmark, Meningie and Murray Bridge Airports.”

“I encourage airports and aerodromes in Barker to consider applying for funding that will make a real difference for their operations, their workers and our communities.”

“Every dollar spent on a local infrastructure project is a dollar well spent and I look forward to working with local Airports in Barker to deliver critical upgrades.” Mr Pasin said.

Under the $100 million Regional Airports Program, the Government has already committed nearly $71 million toward 150 projects nationwide.

Applications close 17 May 2022. Further information, including grant guidelines, eligibility requirements and the application process, is available at: