Improving connectivity and innovation in regional aviation

The Federal Government has released an Issues Paper as the first step in preparing the Regional Aviation Policy Statement in a bid to improve connectivity and innovation in regional aviation.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development the Hon. Michael McCormack said it’s important anyone who travels on planes or through airports has the opportunity to contribute.

“The Issues Paper will help all stakeholders assess the challenges, risks and opportunities for regional aviation operators and the communities in which they operate,” Mr McCormack said.

“It will identify how community access and the delivery of goods and services can be better supported to improve transport connectivity.”

The roles of the different tiers of government and industry in regional aviation will be canvassed, including the provision of aviation services and airport infrastructure, as well as opportunities for better coordination in aviation programs operating in regional Australia.

The Regional Aviation Policy Issues Paper will be the first in what is expected to be a series of issues papers addressing key issues impacting the aviation industry.

The government is accepting submissions on the Issues Paper until Friday 17 April 2020. Visit to access the issues paper.

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