Three Federal Government grants to boost infrastructure of regional airports

Campbell WilliamsonNarrogin Observer
O'Connor MHR Rick Wilson.
Camera IconO'Connor MHR Rick Wilson.

Three Federal Government grants will be used to boost the infrastructure of regional airports.

Eighty-nine projects are set to benefit across the nation under round two of the Federal Regional Airports Program, which includes grants totalling nearly $30 million.

Two grants have been approved for Narrogin airport and another for Wagin, totalling almost $570,000.

“In Narrogin, $69,554 will be provided for construction of a new asphalt hardstand for Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft parking,” O’Connor MHR Rick Wilson said

“Also at Narrogin, $201,390 will be provided to seal the existing gravel runway. As a wheat and sheep farmer myself, I am acutely aware of the importance of regional airports and their upkeep to country communities.

“Every dollar spent on regional airport infrastructure is a dollar well spent, and I look forward to working with the Narrogin and Wagin communities to deliver this vital funding as we continue to recover from the pandemic.”

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