darren.chester.mp@aph.gov.au 1300 131 785
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Gippsland Regional Airport owners and operators will soon be able to apply for funding for safety upgrades under the Federal Government’s $100 million Regional Airports Program.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said application guidelines were now available, providing owners and operators with a chance to check their eligibility ahead of the program opening.

“Regional airports are an essential piece of infrastructure that provides a link to the rest of Australia,” Mr Chester said.

“The Regional Airports Program will make sure regional airports meet the needs of communities and local industry now and into the future.

“Owners and operators of any regional airport who can identify a real need for an upgrade are urged to make an application under Round 1 when they open on 24 October 2019.

“Applications for Round 1 will remain open until 12 December 2019 to provide communities with the time needed to make strong proposals.

“The Federal Government is committed to those living in regional and rural Australia through improved infrastructure, more reliable transport and exceptional facilities.”

The guidelines and other information is available from business.gov.au/assistance/regional-airports-program or by calling 13 28 46.



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