More funds for remote airstrip upgrades

Friday, 27 April 2018

Connections to some of Australia's most regional and remote communities will be further strengthened with over $5.4 million allocated to 21 projects in northern Australia under Round 5 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program.

These upgrades ensure continued access to essential, potentially lifesaving, health care as well as fresh food, mail services and access to employment and education opportunities.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the funding will support “remote towns and smaller communities across Australia which rely on good transport links to survive and thrive”.

“I am looking forward to seeing all 21 northern projects get underway and continuing to work with remote communities to make sure we deliver the infrastructure needed to boost local economies, support local needs and create more local jobs,” Mr McCormack said.

Find out which airstrips will be upgraded by reading the Minister’s media release.

Read more about the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program.

Read more about the Australian Government’s support for building world-class infrastructure in northern Australia.