The Ivanhoe aerodrome will receive a much-need upgrade with $65,000 from the Australian Government to help reseal its runway, taxiway and apron under Round 5 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he was pleased to see the funding approved, and is looking forward to the start of upgrade works at the airstrip.
airstrip’s reliability and safety,” Mr Coulton said.
this will ensure the community remains well-connected and will help alleviate
the tyranny of distance.
“I am delighted to see the Australian Government continuing their investment in our community,
particularly through key transport upgrades such as this.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the funding was part of the Coalition Government’s allocation in the 2015-16 Budget of $33.7 million over four years to deliver better access and safety upgrades for remote community airstrips.
“Connectivity is important for every community, but none more so than remote towns and smaller communities across Australia which rely on good transport links to survive and thrive,” Mr McCormack said.
“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.”
Round 5 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program will see $7 million allocated to 31 projects around the nation.
For more information on the program visit https://infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/regional/raug.aspx