Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Tocumwal Airpark makes a perfect landing

Media Release

JM030/2018

23 February 2018

Joint release with:

Sussan Ley

Federal Member for Farrer

Matthew Hannan

Mayor of Berrigan Shire Council

  • Works on a $904,190 subdivision at Tocumwal Airpark in NSW now complete
  • The project will increase capacity of the Airpark from 16 to 28 lots
  • Forms part of the Australian Government's investment in regional Australia

The Berrigan Shire community today celebrated the completion of the third subdivision of Tocumwal Airpark to cater for growing demand for aircraft parking spaces at Tocumwal Aerodrome.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the funding for the project was part of the Coalition Government's continuing support for regional development initiatives.

“This region is seeing a number of projects delivered thanks to the Coalition Government, including the Lavington Sports Ground Redevelopment ($4 million), the Enhanced aquatic facilities at Henty and Holbrook ($1 million), and Howlong Industrial and Export Precinct ($6.98 million)—all helping drive job creation and economic growth,” Dr McVeigh said.

Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley joined the community for the opening today and said jobs created during and after the project provide a welcome boost to the regional economy.

“This project created 17 jobs during the construction phase, and will support another nine ongoing jobs, which is great news for the people involved and the local business community,” Ms Ley said.

Mayor for Berrigan Shire Council Matthew Hannan welcomed the opportunity to partner with the Australian Government to deliver a great project which not only creates a unique opportunity for Tocumwal and Berrigan Shire but also for the wider aviation community.

“This development builds on the Council's long-term plan to make the Tocumwal Aerodrome a strong contributor to the local economy through creation of long-term jobs, strengthening the local hospitality industry and turning low-value land into a high-value business opportunity,” Cr Hannan said.

This project was jointly funded between the Australian Government ($287,070) and the Berrigan Shire Council ($617,120).

For more information on the Australian Government's regional grant programs visit: regional.gov.au/regional/programs.