Queensland Senator, Susan McDonald, today announced that applications for Round 8 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program has opened. Remote aerodromes help Australians overcome the tyranny of distance and they are critical for medical flights, the delivery of essential goods and services and connecting people to employment and education opportunities.
“Remote airstrip funding allows for upgrades including improving runway surfaces, upgrading lighting and installing animal proof fencing. It is critical that remote locations be all-weather and able to meet the community’s needs, particularly in the wet season.”
“Owners or operators of existing aerodromes in remote or very remote areas can apply for a grant of between $5,000 and $500,000, with $7 million available in total.”
AOPA Australia CEO, Benjamin Morgan; “AOPA extends our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Government and encourages remote airstrip owners and operators to take advantage of this important funding initiative.”
“Aviation will play a key role in the post COVID-19 economy and it is critical that remote airfields and the communities they serve receive important funding for essential upgrades.”
“We also extend our thanks and appreciation to Queensland Senator, Susan McDonald, for her continued support of Australia’s general aviation industry,” he said.