• Jason Regan

Regional aviation projects ready for take off

Travel regional SA has received a boost with a suite of upgrades to airports and aerodromes confirmed across the state.


Image of planes parked near the Naracoorte Aero Club.

Ten regional airports and aerodromes across South Australia will share almost $835,000 as part of the latest round of the Support Regional Aviation fund.


The funding has been allocated to airports and aerodromes in Naracoorte, Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Kimba, Whyalla, Quorn, Balcanoona, Port Augusta, Kingscote and Elliston.


Grants were awarded for a range of projects such as improving runways, extending terminal facilities and upgrading fencing.


Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said the grants are a major boost for our regions.

“I congratulate the successful applicants as part of this round of the Support Regional Aviation fund and I look forward to seeing these upgrades to airports and aerodromes right across the state, from Ceduna to Naracoorte," Minister Wingard said.
“These regional airports and aerodromes provide a vital service to their local communities by improving access, boosting tourism and making travel across the state quicker and easier.
“We are confident that once complete these upgrades will not only provide better service for locals but also encourage more tourists to visit and explore the beauty of these parts of our state.”

Successful applicants include:

Naracoorte Aerodrome – apron upgrade, line marking, fencing realignment

Ceduna Aerodrome – animal proof fencing

Port Lincoln Airport –runway lighting

Kimba Aerodrome – lighting upgrade

Whyalla Airport – hydraulics and fire hydrant system works

Quorn Aerodrome – runway sealing

Balcanoona Airstrip – culvert repair and safety upgrade works to lighting and taxiway

Port Augusta Lawrie Wallis Airport – Royal Flying Doctor Service base critical infrastructure

Kingscote Airport – windsock safety upgrade

Elliston Aerodrome – lighting upgrade