Regional aviation funding
Support Regional Aviation: $514,000 for priority infrastructure upgrades at regional airports
Applications have opened for the next round of the State Government’s Support Regional Aviation initiative, which funds priority infrastructure upgrades at regional public airports.
Projects that can apply for funding from the $514,000 program include:
- Resealing runways, taxiways and aprons
- Upgrading fencing
- Replacing lighting
- 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.
Last year, 9 applications were approved with the State Government contributing $919,196 towards projects across South Australia for airport infrastructure upgrades at Coober Pedy, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Mount Gambier, Port Pirie, Streaky Bay and Naracoorte Airports.
Other Aviation Funding available:
The Commonwealth Government provides funding opportunities for airports located in regional and remote locations across several programs. Details on Government funding opportunities can be found at https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/search
Funding sought for
Aerodromes in Remote locations
Works for essential access and safety up to $3 million
Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program
Commercial projects with a landside or commercial focus eg terminals, improving runway for larger tourist/cargo aircraft, business parks.
Building Better Regions Fund
Essential works for access and safety
Regional Airports Program
Aviation Security Equipment and related costs
Regional Airport Security Screening Fund