VITAL upgrades at the Murray Bridge Aerodrome and Meningie Airport will be made possible, thanks to new Federal funding.
The two regional airports in the Murraylands are among 89 regional airports nationwide to share in grants totalling nearly $30 million in the second round of the Australian Government's Regional Airports Program.
The Murray Bridge Aerodrome received $610,755 to complete upgrades including the extension and sealing of main runway, taxiway and hard standing area.
The Coorong District Council received a grant of $88,000 for the installation of wildlife-proof fencing to improve safety at the Meningie Airport.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Regional Airports Program supports important safety and access upgrades for regional airports.
"That's why the Australian Government committed $100 million over four years from 2019-20 to 2022- 23 to help owners of regional airports deliver upgrades to improve runway and taxiway pavements, install new lighting or fencing," he said.
"These projects will improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers, the delivery of goods and services and better meet the operational requirements of aeromedical and other emergency services, including supporting bushfire preparedness."
"This is a great example of our Government backing the aviation industry whilst boosting local economies to help secure a stronger future for these regional areas."
"Every dollar spent on local infrastructure is a dollar well spent and I look forward to working with the community to deliver this vital funding as we continue recovering from the pandemic."