Regional aviation funding
The State Government has opened the next round of the Support Regional Aviation initiative which provides funding for important South Australian regional airport upgrades.
Projects that can apply for funding from the $1 million program include:
- Resealing runways, taxiways and aprons;
- Upgrading fencing;
- Replacing lighting; and,
- Extending and upgrading terminal facilities.
The fund is open to owners and operators of regulated airports and aerodromes in regional South Australia.
The initiative aims to improve the regional airport network to conform to regulatory requirements, accommodate changing airline fleets, support the growth of regional aviation markets, and deliver regional economic and social benefits through improved air services.
In addition, the State Government announced $1.8 million towards the upgrade of five regional and remote airstrips in the 2019-20 State Budget.