Wattle Range refuses to co-fund airport upgrade

WATTLE Range Council has unanimously rejected a last minute bid to contribute to the multi-million dollar Mount Gambier Airport Redevelopment Project.

District Council of Grant chief executive Trevor Smart, airport manager Ian Fritsch and economic development advisor Mike Ryan attended Tuesday’s monthly meeting seeking support for the $9.2m project.

The project will see the runway lengthened an additional 120 metres and airfield ground lighting and terminal upgrades result in increased passenger, freight and larger charter aircraft capacity.

Mr Smart told elected members Grant council was seeking $3.6m in project commitment funding from the Federal Government through the Building Better Regions Fund, with the


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