Regional airstrip funding

Fifty-five aerodromes across remote Australia – many of which are owned and operated by councils – will share in nearly $15 million of federal funding through round 9 of the Commonwealth’s Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. 

This funding will support priority safety and access works, including runway resurfacing, fencing, lighting and drainage works. 

Assistant Minister for Regional Development Anthony Chisholm said these upgrades would make a big difference to communities across the country. 

“The Albanese Government knows that remote aerodromes make a major difference to the communities they serve, by keeping Australians connected to each other and to critical services such as healthcare, and getting goods in and out in a timely manner,” Mr Chisholm said. 

“This supports quality of life in remote communities, helps remote businesses grow and thrive, and builds opportunity and economic growth across our regions. 

More information on the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program – and a full list of supported projects – can be found here.