Nine regional airports to receive high-priority upgrades

The Marshall Government has announced nine priority projects at regional airports across South Australia will share almost $850,000 as part of the latest round of Support Regional Aviation fund.

“The Marshall Government is continuing to invest in regional South Australia, particularly when it comes to productive infrastructure,” Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said.

“The Liberals are delivering a $315 million roads and infrastructure fund, key regional projects like the Port Wakefield upgrade and Joy Baluch Bridge, as well as regional growth and job opportunities through the $150 million Regional Growth Fund.

“This fund aims to improve the regional airport network to conform to regulatory requirements, accommodate changing airline fleets, support the growth of regional aviation markets, and deliver regional economic and social benefits through improved air services.

“Successful projects include new taxiway, apron and hanger facilities, upgrades and repairs to runways and taxiways, improved lighting and fencing, amongst other improvements.”

The successful projects are:

Mount Gambier Airport - repairs to taxiway A1

Project cost: $23,928

State contribution: $11,964

Whyalla Airport - self-service fuel station

Project cost: $162,690

State contribution: $81,345

Whyalla Airport - install a command centre shed

Project cost: $38,166

State contribution: $15,583

Streaky Bay - secure, vermin proof aerodrome fence

Project cost: $71,970

State contribution: $53,978

Port Pirie - new fence and improvements to runway and waiting room

Project cost: $67,500

State contribution: $33,750

Coober Pedy Airport - line marking on runway 04/22 and taxiway

Project cost: $15,134

State contribution: $15,134

Port Augusta Airport - design of a compliant lighting control system

Project cost: $82,500

State contribution: $82,500

Naracoorte Aerodrome Airport - new taxiway and apron and hanger facilities

Project cost: $140,000

State contribution: $70,000

Coober Pedy Airport - new secure airport fence

Project cost: $477,668

State contribution: $477,668

Total project costs: $1,079,556

Total state contribution: $841,922

Photo: Port Pirie Recorder