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Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program

The Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program is part of the Australian Government's Regional Aviation Access Programme.

The objective of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program is to enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia. Safe, operational aerodromes are vital in the delivery of essential goods and services in remote and very remote communities, particularly where road access is unavailable, unreliable or disrupted for extended periods due to seasonal weather conditions. An effective airstrip, accessible all year round, improves the delivery of health care services such as those provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service or other aeromedical providers, improves access to work and education opportunities and helps connect residents of remote communities.

Round eight is now open, with $7.0 million in funding available. Applications for projects that enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia can be submitted from 1 October to 12 November 2020. 

Program guidelines and the application form are available at For enquiries, please call 13 28 46.



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