$100m funding for regional airports

Applications will open on 24 October for parties seeking grants from the Commonwealth’s $100m Regional Airports Program.

There is a total $45m available in the first round of grants, ranging between $20,000 and $2 million.

The money will be for infrastructure including that which improves the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers, or meets the operational requirements of aeromedical or other emergency services in the region.

“Our regional airports are the lifeblood of their communities and this funding will help them meet the needs of local people and businesses for years to come,” Australian Airports Association CEO, Caroline Wilkie, said.

Applications close 5pm AEDT 12 December.