Central Goldfields Shire has received $68,585 in funding for Maryborough’s airfield, following the Federal Government’s announcement on Saturday (13/06).
The funding is part of the $41.2 million Regional Airports Program, with Central Goldfields Shire being one of three municipalities in the federal seat of Mallee to receive funding.
The $68,585 will be used to upgrade and extend the kangaroo proof fencing at the airfield to increase the safety of pilots and users and help protect native wildlife.
Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said the funding is a welcome boost for the airfield.
“We are thrilled to receive this funding, which will go a long way to help make the Maryborough airfield safer for pilots and users as well as significantly reducing the cost to our ratepayers.”
“Thank you to Member for Mallee, Dr Anne Webster, for her support in our funding application.
“Council is committed to the ongoing development of the airfield. Significant erosion rectification work has recently been completed with final bird controls to be installed, the MATS facility is about to commence construction and the proposed Kangaroo fencing will ensure future safe use of this important facility without excessive cost to ratepayers.”
The Federal Government provided $68,585 as part of the Regional Airports Program for the project which was matched by Council’s contribution of $68,585.