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

SA Aviation Museum scores a new hangar

Media Release

FN146/2017

30 August 2017

Joint release with:

David Fawcett

Senator for South Australia

  • New hangar at South Australia's Aviation Museum now open
  • The upgrade will allow the museum to increase their collection of iconic aircraft
  • The Coalition Government invested $205,000 towards the $502,971 project

Port Adelaide's Aviation Museum opened the doors to a new hangar today providing a new display area for their collection of heritage aircraft such as the RAAF P-3 Orion and DHC-4 Caribou.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Coalition Government was thrilled to partner with South Australia's Aviation Museum to deliver this project.

“The new hangar will not only enhance the museum's capacity for display but also provides the opportunity to acquire additional items and increase their collection of iconic aircraft,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and projects like this one do exactly that.”

Senator for South Australia David Fawcett, who joined the community today for the official opening celebrations, said the museum will provide visitors with a peek into Australia's rich aviation history.

“Aviation has played a significant role in reducing Australia's tyranny of distance, including the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service and household names such as Qantas and Charles Kingsford-Smith,” Senator Fawcett said.

“This museum captures this history, and the project will contribute to the economic growth of the region through increased visitation, tourism and jobs. This includes an enhanced tour experience for all visitors and exciting new educational programs to schools.”

This project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($205,000) and the South Australian Aviation Museum ($297,971).