REGIONAL AIRPORTS PROGRAM TAKES OFF
October 23, 2019
Regional Airport owners and operators will soon be able to apply for a share in $100 million of funding for safety upgrades as part of the Morrison Government’s new Regional Airports Program.
A commitment of $100 million over four years from 2019–20 to 2022–23 is part of the Morrison Government’s plan to help owners of regional airports right across Australia deliver safer runways, taxiways and other safety upgrades such as new fencing or safety equipment.
The Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the commitment.
“For many regional communities, the local airport provides an essential link to the rest of Australia, particularly for residents of a vast electorate like mine,” the Member for Durack said.
The guidelines are now available, giving airport owners and operators more information on their eligibility for the program.
“The Regional Airports Program will make sure regional airports meet the needs of communities and local industry now and into the future,” Ms Price said.
Owners and operators of any regional airport who can identify a real need for an upgrade are urged to make an application under Round 1 when they open on 24 October 2019.
Applications for Round 1 will remain open until 12 December 2019 to provide communities with the time needed to make strong proposals.
The guidelines and other information is vailable from www.business.gov.au/assistance/regional-airports-program or by calling13 28 46.
Rose Crane 0427 587 395, Rosemea.Crane@aph.gov.au