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$3.5million in Federal airport funding announced

$3.5million in Federal airport funding announced
10 July

City of Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee (left), Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell, Federal Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government Hon Dr John McVeigh, District Council of Grant Mayor Richard Sage and Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin.
Andrew Lee, Troy Bell, Dr John McVeigh, Richard Sage and Tony Pasin.
City of Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee (left), Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell, Federal Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government Hon Dr John McVeigh, District Council of Grant Mayor Richard Sage and Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin.

City of Mount Gambier welcomes the announcement of $3.5million in Federal Government Building Better Regions Funds to support District Council of Grant’s Mount Gambier Airport redevelopment project. 

Federal Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government Hon Dr John McVeigh MP made the major announcement at the Mount Gambier Airport this morning. It follows extensive lobbying from Member for Barker Tony Pasin and a meeting with stakeholders and community leaders about the economic and social benefits the airport upgrade will provide business, industry and the wider Limestone Coast community last week.

“This is fantastic news for our community, the airport upgrade is expected to include civil reconstruction to the runway, taxiway, apron and lighting and result in a refurbished terminal,” City of Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee said.

At a special meeting of Council held in December 2017, City of Mount Gambier Elected Members resolved to support the District Council of Grant’s application for Federal funds for the Mount Gambier Airport Redevelopment Project.

The State Government will contribute $4million to the project following the work of Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell, District Council of Grant will contribute $1.1million and City of Mount Gambier will provide a financial contribution of $500,000 for the long awaited airport upgrade.

City of Mount Gambier’s contribution demonstrates our willing partnership for this important regional project.
City of Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee

“This project is of critical importance to regional passengers and freight and provides proper recognition that Mount Gambier is the second largest city in South Australia. We look forward to working with District Council of Grant to progress the project for the benefit of the entire region,” Mayor Lee said.

Media contact: For further information please contact City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on 8721 2401 or smclean@mountgambier.sa.gov.au