Manjimup Aerodrome will receive a $38,000 boost for earthworks under the Federal Government’s Regional Airports Program.
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.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick 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.
“Manjimup aerodrome is an essential link for the Southern Forest region to Perth and beyond,” Mr Wilson said.
“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