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Regional Airport Funding

Regional Airport Funding

Sixty regional airports will receive a share of $41.2 million in funding

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack has announced a $40 million scheme going towards 60 regional airports.

Yarrawonga, Corryong and Mount Hotham will share in the $41.2 million in funding to help Australia's aviation industry get through COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr McCormack says the regional airports program will assist the owners of regional airports to undertake essential works, promoting aviation safety and access for regional Australians.

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The funding is in addition to the federal government's $1.2 billion support package for Australia's aviation industry during the pandemic.

Corryong Airport will receive $262,000 for a 24-hour self-serve aviation facility to assist medical and firefighting planes, with $164,000 handed to Mount Hotham Skiing Company and $137,500 granted to Moira Shire Council.

Mount Beauty Airport is being upgraded to include the lengthening and widening of the runway.

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