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Regional aviation funding

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Regional aviation funding

The South Australian Government has two funding sources for regional aviation

Support Regional Aviation: Provides grants up to $100,000 for priority infrastructure upgrades at regional airports.  Round 5 closes Thursday 24th December 2020.  Projects need to be shovel ready and capable of completion by the end of April 2021.

Guidelines for applicants (PDF, 165 KB).

Applications can be made via SmartyGrants:https://dit.smartygrants.com.au/SupportRegionalAviationProgramRound5

Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program: State Government may provide matching funding towards organisations that have been successful in applying for Commonwealth Funding under the Australian Government’s Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program (see below)

The Commonwealth Government provides the majority of funding opportunities for airports located in regional and remote locations across several programs.  Information about these funding opportunities can be found at https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/search

Airport location

Funding available for

Program

Aerodromes in Remote locations

Works for essential access and safety up to     $3 million

Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program

www.business.gov.au/raup

Any location

Commercial projects with a landside or commercial focus eg terminals, improving runway for larger tourist/cargo aircraft, business parks.

Building Better Regions Fund

https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Building-Better-Regions-Fund/Building-Better-Regions-Fund-Infrastructure-Projects

Regional location

Essential works for access and safety

Regional Airports Program

www.business.gov.au

Any location

Aviation Security Equipment and related costs

Regional Airport Security Screening Fund

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/regional-airport-security-screening-fund