Regional aviation projects ready for take off

Travel to our beautiful regions will be quicker and easier and local economies will be boosted with a suite of upgrades to airports and aerodromes across the state.

Ten regional airports and aerodromes across South Australia will share almost $835,000 as part of the latest round of the Support Regional Aviation fund.

The funding has been allocated to airports and aerodromes in Naracoorte, Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Kimba, Whyalla, Quorn, Balcanoona, Port Augusta, Kingscote and Elliston.

Grants were awarded for a range of projects such as improving runways, extending terminal facilities and upgrading fencing.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said the grants are a major boost for our regions.

“The Marshall Liberal Government continues to invest in regional South Australia, cementing our commitment to growing our regional economy and improving regional services,” Minister Wingard said.

“I congratulate the successful applicants as part of this round of the Support Regional Aviation fund and I look forward to seeing these upgrades to airports and aerodromes right across the state, from Ceduna to Naracoorte.

“These regional airports and aerodromes provide a vital service to their local communities by improving access, boosting tourism and making travel across the state quicker and easier.

“We are confident that once complete these upgrades will not only provide better service for locals but also encourage more tourists to visit and explore the beauty of these parts of our state.”

Successful applicants:

  • Naracoorte Aerodrome – apron upgrade, line marking, fencing realignment
  • Ceduna Aerodrome – animal proof fencing
  • Port Lincoln Airport –runway lighting
  • Kimba Aerodrome – lighting upgrade
  • Whyalla Airport – hydraulics and fire hydrant system works
  • Quorn Aerodrome – runway sealing
  • Balcanoona Airstrip – culvert repair and safety upgrade works to lighting and taxiway
  • Port Augusta Lawrie Wallis Airport – Royal Flying Doctor Service base critical infrastructure
  • Kingscote Airport – windsock safety upgrade
  • Elliston Aerodrome – lighting upgrade

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