Two Regional Airports in the Limesone Coast are among 89 regional airports nationwide which will benefit from grants totalling nearly $30 million under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Regional Airports Program.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Regional Airports Program supports important safety and access upgrades for regional airports.
“That’s why the Austrlaian Government committed $100 million over four years from 2019–20 to 2022–23 to help owners of regional airports deliver upgrades to improve runway and taxiway pavements, install new lighting or fencing.”
Mr Pasin said the two successful projects in the Limestone Coast were the Kingtson SE and Mount Gambier Airports.
“Kingtson DIstrict Council received a grant of $264,941 to complete upgrades at Kingtson SE Airport. The project includes, replacement and upgrade of the old airport lighting control system, as well as extension and reseal of taxiway to create a designated helicopter landing area.”
“District Council of Grant received a grant of $80,000 for the construction of a new taxiway at the Mount Gambier Airport.”
“These projects will improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers, the delivery of goods and services and better meet the operational requirements of aeromedical and other emergency services, including supporting bushfire preparedness.
“This is a great example of our Government backing the aviation industry whilst boosting local economies to help secure a stronger future for these regional areas.”
“Every dollar spent on local infrastructure is a dollar well spent and I look forward to working with the community to deliver this vital funding as we continue recovering from the pandemic.”
For a full list of successful projects and more information on the Regional Airports Program, visit gov.au/regionalaviation.