A funding injection to the tune of $300,000 will improve safety and accessibility at Moruya Airport.
New security fencing will be erected, windsock lighting improved, additional runway gables installed and the taxiway lighting poles will be replaced as part of the Federal Government’s $100 million Regional Airports Program.
Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips said regional airports were a lifeline for the economy, cutting commuting times for local people and getting our local produce to national and international markets.
“Not only that, but many people rely on air services for healthcare, emergency services and more,” she said.
“This investment will create more jobs, help local farmers, and support our social and economic connections across Australia – great news for local people.”
Mrs Phillips said the Albanese Government continued to invest in the regions, supporting people on the South Coast and improving local assets.
“I am absolutely delighted to see Moruya Airport getting the support it deserves to service our community safely and effectively.”
The Regional Airports Program provides grants to improve the safety and accessibility of airports or aerodromes in our regions.
Eurobodalla Shire Council recently installed a new security access gate with an automatic passcode system to improve security at the airfield.
Late last year the hangar access road was regraded to allow better drainage and improve road access, and three-phase power was run to the main apron to operate equipment.
Aircraft parking facilities have been expanded to allow planes to turn around, and taxiways extended and widened to provide for larger aircraft.
The airport upgrade has secured $9.73m, including $7.11m in government grants and $2.62m from the council, since 2017.
The Moruya Airport Master Plan aims to provide the infrastructure needed for future passenger growth.