Funding for critical remote airstrip upgrades

Australians living in regional, rural and remote Australia will be better connected with vital air services following the Federal Government’s $9 million investment across 45 projects.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program will enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote areas and improve delivery of essential goods and services including health care.

“These airstrips provide access for aero-medical flights, urgent supplies and allow people to travel to regional centres for essential work and appointments,” Mr McCormack said.

“We are investing in the future of regional communities by delivering better and safer access for regional Australians needing to travel.”

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Kevin Hogan said the upgrades, being funded across Australia, would make remote airstrips safer and more accessible in all conditions.

“I look forward to working with successful recipients and communities under this round and inviting applications for funding under the next round, due for release later in 2020,” Mr Hogan said.
 
“Eligible projects can include upgrading runway surfaces, stormwater drainage, runway lighting and animal proof fencing.”
 
For more information on the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program, visit https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/regional/raug.aspx.

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Media Contact:

Mr McCormack – Dean Shachar 0418 202 860

Mr Hogan – Mark Highfield 0410 825 558

APPLICANT DETAILS State Project Title
BOGAN SHIRE COUNCIL NSW  Aerodrome Improvement Project
MOREE PLAINS SHIRE COUNCIL  NSW Upgrade of Mungindi Aerodrome
CENTRAL DARLING SHIRE COUNCIL  NSW Tilpa Aerodrome Resealing Works
LACHLAN COUNCIL NSW Aerodrome Fencing Project
COONAMBLE SHIRE COUNCIL NSW Coonamble Airport Improvement Works
NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA  NT Territory-Wide Coordinated Solar Light Upgrade Program
NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA  NT Territory-Wide Coordinated Aerodrome Fencing Program
NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA  NT Territory-Wide Coordinated Wind Indicator and Signal Circle Upgrade Program
NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA  NT Territory-Wide Coordinated Wind Sock Pole Upgrade Program
NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA  NT Aerodrome Resheeting Program
TIWI EDUCATION BOARD INCORPORATED  NT Aerodrome Sustainable Improvements
AUSTCATTLE HOLDINGS PTY. LTD. NT  Brunette Downs Airstrip Upgrade Project
A. A. COMPANY PTY. LTD.  NT Anthony Lagoon Airstrip Upgrade Project 2020
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL  QLD Wildlife Fencing of Aircraft Landing Areas (ALA) – Capella and Dingo
DOOMADGEE ABORIGINAL SHIRE COUNCIL  QLD Doomadgee Airstrip Upgrade
CLONCURRY SHIRE COUNCIL QLD Dajarra Airstrip Upgrade Project
CARPENTARIA SHIRE COUNCIL QLD Normanton Aerodrome Linemarking
CARPENTARIA SHIRE COUNCIL  QLD Karumba Aerodrome Linemarking
BURKE SHIRE COUNCIL QLD Burketown and Gregory airstrip safety project
A. A. COMPANY PTY. LTD.  QLD Canobie Airstrip Upgrade
AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY  QLD Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Remote Airstrip Upgrade Project
YINTJINGGA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION  QLD  Upgrade to the Port Stewart Airstrip, Cape York
TORRES STRAIT ISLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL  QLD Upgrade fencing for Badu, Kubin and Mabuiag Aerodromes
OLKOLA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION (ICN 1720) QLD Olkola Infrastructure Airstrip Upgrade
DIAMANTINA SHIRE COUNCIL  QLD Birdsville Aerodrome Crack Seal and Rejuvenation Project
MURWEH SHIRE COUNCIL  QLD Augathella Airstrip Upgrade
BLACKALL - TAMBO REGIONAL COUNCIL  QLD Blackall Aerodrome Safety Fencing Project
CHICONI GRAZING PTY LTD QLD Taylors Plains all Weather Upgrade
LONGREACH REGIONAL COUNCIL QLD Ilfracombe is some 30 kilometres west of Longreach
LONGREACH REGIONAL COUNCIL QLD Installation of Solar Taxi-Way Lights Isisford Airstrip
QUILPIE SHIRE COUNCIL QLD Animal Exclusion fencing of the Adavale Airstrip
BARCALDINE REGIONAL COUNCIL QLD Reseal Aramac Airstrip
TATIARA DISTRICT COUNCIL  SA Reseal of Bordertown Airstrip
MANNAHILL WAR MEMORIAL HALL INCORPORATED SA Mannahill Aerodrome upgrade
DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT AND WATER  SA Balcanoona airstrip animal-proof fencing
CAPE BARREN ISLAND ABORIGINAL ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED  TAS Cape Barren Island Airfield Upgrade
SHIRE OF UPPER GASCOYNE WA Gascoyne Junction Airstrip Reseal
ARDYALOON INCORPORATED  WA Ardyaloon Airstrip Boundary Fence Replacement
SHIRE OF CARNARVON  WA Coral Bay Airstrip Improvements
SHIRE OF WYNDHAM EAST KIMBERLEY  WA Wyndham Aerodrome Perimeter Fence Replacement
DJARINDJIN ABORIGINAL CORP  WA Djarindjin Lombadina Aerodrome Solar Runway Lighting Installation
PARNNGURR ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY  WA Airstrip and apron upgrade
WARBURTON COMMUNITY INC  WA Warburton airstrip upgrade
SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP WA Gnowangerup Aerodrome RNAV Instrument Flight Procedure Design
PAUPIYALA TJARUTJA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION  WA Tjuntjuntjara Airstrip Lighting System Upgrade
WANARN COMMUNITY ABORIGINAL CORPORATION  WA Wanarn Airstrip Lighting Upgrade