Airport fails to land project funds

PROJECT GROUNDED: The $9m redevelopment of the Mount Gambier Airport has stalled after failing to secure federal funds. Picture: ADAM BRANFORD

THE $9m redevelopment of the Mount Gambier Airport has stalled after failing to secure key Federal Government funding.

More than 500 applications were lodged for the highly competitive Building Better Regions Fund with 110 projects receiving the green light.

Grant District Council was seeking $4.5m from the Federal Government to top up $4m from the State Government and $415,000 in airport reserve funds.

Considered one of the region’s most important infrastructure projects, the blueprint included lengthening the runway and taxiway upgrades to cater for larger aircraft.

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Author: Sandra Morello

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