TAMWORTH AIRPORT SOARS WITH FUNDING BOOST

 

Tamworth Regional Airport is among 10 projects to receive vital infrastructure upgrades under the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund, thanks to the support of the NSW Government.

 

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced almost $4 million has been secured to improve Tamworth airport facilities to accommodate increased visitor numbers and stimulate the local regional economy for the years to come.

 

“This funding will go towards the expansion of airport terminal building including updates to the kiosk, flight information screens and additional passenger amenities,” Mr Anderson said.

 

“This is great news to see the continued investment being made across the regions by the NSW Government and I will continue to work with local communities in the Tamworth electorate to secure new opportunities for economic growth and job creation.

 

“Upgraded facilities mean more opportunity for growth. We have already seen Virgin Airlines announce extra flights, Jetgo increase the number of flights they offer and Qantaslink continue to deliver services seven days a week so further growth is bound to bring more services and hopefully cheaper airfares.”

 

Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro said the Tamworth Airport project amongst a number of regional airports that will receive upgrades as part of the second round of funding under the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund with more announcements to follow in the coming weeks.

 

“In December last year we announced $35 million in funding for 17 regional airport infrastructure projects, including Tamworth airport,” Mr Barilaro said.

 

“The NSW Government is committed to investing in infrastructure which will create jobs, drive economic growth and deliver the services that will unleash the economic potential of regional NSW.”

 

Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray said Council has invested $700,000 in developing the airport’s facilities in the past 12 months to cater for additional carriers and growing numbers of passengers.

 

“Now to secure almost $4 million from the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund on top of the initial $2.1 million grant means we are in a position to continue to expand the terminal and improve the level of service delivered,” he said.

 

To find out more visit: www.industry.nsw.gov.au/rtif

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