Photo Caption (L-R): Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Narromine Shire Council Mayor Craig Davies and Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt. Narromine Shire Council will receive a $450,000 funding boost from the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program to develop the Aerodrome Industrial Park Hangar.
The aviation industry in Narromine will receive a major funding boost from the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program, with the awarding of a grant to develop the Aerodrome Industrial Park Hangar.
Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the Narromine Shire Council will receive a grant of $450,000 to provide the light aircraft hangar to house and attract aviation related businesses.
“This project will capitalise on the Shire’s current aerodrome infrastructure and assist in positioning the region as an aviation hub,” he said.
“The hangar will be utilised by light aircraft and light industrial aviation related businesses currently located at the aerodrome, or by prospective businesses keen to establish in the Narromine Aerodrome Precinct.
“These Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program grants are about helping rural and regional communities.
“This second round of grants, valued at $15 million, is even more important given the effects drought, bushfires, and now COVID-19 are having on our communities.”
Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton said the grant will help the Narromine community attract more investment to the region.
“This new hangar will assist in growing the aviation and tourism sectors, while also supporting and strengthening the agriculture sector through opportunities in agricultural aviation,” Mr Coulton said.
“It’s no secret that communities in the Parkes electorate have great ideas to secure prosperous futures for themselves – this cash represents an important helping hand to get those plans off the ground and deliver exciting benefits for the entire community.
“Congratulations to the Narromine Shire Council for generating this practical project that will have an enduring positive impact.”
More than $3.4 million in grants has been committed to the Parkes electorate under round 2 of the Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Program. To find out more and for a full list of projects funded in round 2 visit www.agriculture.gov.au/water/mdb/programs/basin-wide/edpgrants