Remote Airport Safety Program

Status
Not open for further replies.

cabco

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2007
Messages
25
Points
0
MEDIA RELEASE

The Hon Mark Vaile MP

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Transport and Regional Services
Leader of the Nationals


crest.jpg
07 August 2007
125MV/2007


$22 MILLION FOR SAFER RUNWAYS IN REMOTE AUSTRALIA



The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Mark Vaile, today released guidelines for the Australian Government's $22 million Remote Aerodrome Safety Programme to improve the safety of airstrips in remote and isolated areas of Australia.
"Many communities in remote Australia depend on air services for essential supplies, mail, passenger transport and medical care," Mr Vaile said.

"The Australian Government subsidises a weekly air service to more than 230 isolated communities under the Remote Air Services Subsidy (RASS) scheme, but a growing number of the airstrips used by those communities are in need of upgrading.

"In addition, many isolated airstrips used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service require essential repairs and substantial maintenance works to enhance the safety of the planes or to allow for night landings.

"Funding will be available to repair and upgrade runway surfaces, safety equipment such as runway lighting and navigation aids, and infrastructure such as animal proof fences and gates. The scheme will not cover terminals, buildings, hangars or on-airport commercial developments.

"The funding will generally be provided on a joint basis with the State or Territory Government and the airstrip owner, which will usually be a local council or Indigenous organisation.

"I look forward to working in partnership with State and Local Governments to secure great outcomes for communities in remote Australia," Mr Vaile said.

Applications for funding of eligible projects in 2007-08 will be open until 28 September 2007. Application forms and further information are available from the Department of Transport and Regional Services website at www.dotars.gov.au

Tony
 
Vinomofo is the best wine deals site on the planet. Good wines, real people and epic deals, without all the bowties and bs.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

Status
Not open for further replies.

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)


Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..

Community Statistics

Threads
87,550
Messages
2,151,411
Members
54,543
Latest member
austamiltv
Top