Round Five of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme now open


  • Round Five of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade now open – applications close on 20 October 2017
  • Coalition investing $33.7 million over four years to upgrade remote airstrips
  • NT received $3 million to upgrade 16 airstrips across the Territory in Round Four

Northern Territory communities have the chance to get local airstrips upgraded with the help of direct funding from the Coalition Government under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme.

“For many remote communities in the Territory, air services are the only way for providing transport and medical services as well as mail and supplies, during the wet season,” Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said

“Vital upgrades of remote airstrips will be funded under round five of the Government’s Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme.

“I would urge the owners and operators of any remote community airstrip who can identify a real need for an upgrade to make an application under Round Five as improving the safety and capacity of airstrips provides major benefits to Territorians living in remote areas.”

The 2015-16 Federal Budget allocated $33.7 million over four years to fund five rounds of works to improve the safety and capacity of remote airstrips.

In the last round, the Government funded more than $3 million to upgrade 16 NT airstrips including $1.5 million for the reconstruction of the Bathurst Island aerodrome.

Applications for Round 5 are open until 20 October 2017.

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