Airport funds bid lodged – Grant Council hopeful

A MEDICAL LIFELINE: A Royal Flying Doctor Service plane at Mount Gambier Airport. Picture: ADAM BRANFORD

GRANT District Council has lodged a funding application seeking $3.5m from the Federal Government to upgrade the Mount Gambier Airport.

In a revised blueprint, the local government body is hoping to progress a $9.2m overhaul of the aerodrome.

Council was unsuccessful in snaring $5m in federal funding in 2016 for the airfield, which has been touted as the region’s highest infrastructure priority.

Council has now trimmed the cost of the project to try and get it over

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