Western Australia Minister for Transport Simon O’Brien
Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
State Budget 2010-11: Regional Airports Receive More Than $28 Million In State Budget
Victor P Taffa
Regional airports across Western Australia will receive more than $28 Million in State Government funding for important works over the next four years.
Making the announcement today, Transport Minister Simon O’Brien and Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the Regional Airports Development Scheme (RADS) grants would assist the growth of the State.
“This State Government has increased its commitment and spending in the area of regional airports which play a vital part in WA’s economy.” Mr. O’Brien said.
“The scheme provides funding for airport infrastructure and airport planning, which in turn helps promote economic development and transport links for regional communities.”
RADS enables regional airports to upgrade their facilities through:
- Infrastructure Development Projects;
- Airport Master Plans;
- Maintenance projects for Runways, Taxiways and Aircraft parking areas;
- Terminal development.
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said Regional Airports were integral to the development of regional communities, businesses and tourism.
“The Royalties for Regions’ grants are an excellent way to improve regional Flying Doctor access, enhance regional development and help boost tourism in regional WA.’ Mr. Grylls said.
The Department of Transport would continue to administer the scheme.