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Rural & Regional

Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program will enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia, providing year round all weather access that will:

  • improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers using remote and very remote airstrips
  • facilitate improved delivery of essential goods and services such as food supplies, health care, community mail and passenger air services
  • complement air services delivery to communities subsidised under the Australian Government’s Remote Aviation Access Program (RAAP) through the Remote Air Services Subsidy (RASS) Scheme, and/or
  • meet operational requirements of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) or operators providing similar aeromedical services.

$ Available: The maximum grant amount is $3 million, however it is expected that most grants will not exceed $1.5 million. The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs (grant percentage), unless

  • you are an Indigenous Owned and/or Operated Aerodrome. In this case the grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs
  • you and a third party are both contributing to eligible project costs. In this case the grant amount will be up to 33.3 per cent of eligible project costs.

Eligibility:
To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be an owner and/or operator of an existing aerodrome in a remote or very remote area in Australia

and be one of the following entities:

  • a company, incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in appendix A
  • an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body
  • a corporate Commonwealth entity
  • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006(Cth).

State agencies or other eligible entities may apply on behalf of aerodrome owners/operators.

Key Dates: closes 12 November 2019.

Link: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application. Good luck, Melanie

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