Applications are now being sought for Round Three of the $33.7 million Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme, with the programme set to improve access for remote communities across the Parkes electorate.
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the funding allocated by the Government under the Programme showed its support for remote communities.
“As the Federal Member representing over one third of New South Wales, I recognise the difficulties communities face accessing air services in regional centres and the reliance on air links to receive supplies,” Mr Coulton said.
Applications for Round Three of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme can be lodged by community groups and local governments in remote areas.
“The round will be open for 7 weeks to provide communities with the opportunity to develop strong proposals,” Mr Coulton said.
“The programme creates opportunities for remote communities to not only increase access to the rest of Australia, but also to improve the delivery of necessary services such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.”
Funding approved under the previous round of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme included $30,000 towards resealing of the aprons and taxiways at Brewarrina and Goodooga.
Applications received under Round Three will be assessed on their ability to improve access and safety at remote airstrips to benefit communities.
Further information about the programme, including Guidelines and an application form, are now available at http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/regional/index.aspx.
Applications will close on 31 August 2015.