Albany Regional Airport is set for a $1.66 million upgrade under the Federal Government’s Regional Airports Program.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the airport is one of 60 regional airports to receive a share of $41.2 million, in another step taken by the Federal Government to help Australia’s aviation industry get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Wilson said the Regional Airports Program would assist the owners of regional airports to do essential works, promoting aviation safety and access for regional Australians.
“The $1.66 million for the Albany airport will fund the resurfacing of a runway, taxiway and apron,” Mr Wilson said.
“Albany airport is an essential link for the Great Southern to Perth and beyond.
“The Government is investing in regional airports because we know this infrastructure is key to securing our regional aviation network now and into the post-COVID future.”
The Federal Government is investing $100 million over four years from 2019-20 to 2022-23 to help owners of regional airports across Australia deliver safer runways, taxiways and other safety upgrades such as new fencing and safety equipment.
This funding is in addition to the Federal Government’s total package of support for Australia’s aviation industry of more than $1.2 billion.
For more information on the Regional Airports Program, visit https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/regional/rap.aspx.