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Bendigo Airport redevelopment flying high

I am delighted that the Morrison Government has finalised its funding agreement with the City of Greater Bendigo to deliver $4.5 million to Bendigo Airport.

This funding for the Bendigo Airport redevelopment, as announced in January, will help fund an upgraded terminal building and infrastructure for the airport’s new business park.

Bendigo is a major regional hub and this upgrade will meet growing demand for air services with the addition of new departure and waiting lounges, expanded car parking facilities, a security screening area, a baggage claim area, an expanded café and restroom facilities.

The $9.985 million project will trigger almost $23 million in local economic activity and support 49 jobs during the construction period alone, boosting Bendigo’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and delivering a new wave of opportunities including for more daily flights.

Once complete, the airport’s expanded operations will support a further 19 new jobs.  I congratulate council on its vision for Bendigo Airport.

The Morrison Government has now delivered in excess of $10 million for Bendigo Airport – earlier grants are:

  • $300,000 under round 2 of the Regional Airports Program to fully fund the construction of a helicopter stand and a fuel truck parking area, vital for emergency services;
  • $465,000 under round 1 of the Regional Airports Program to fund an expansion of the airport’s passenger transport apron and construct a run-up area; and
  • $5 million to construct a new runway to suit aircraft capable of carrying up to 70 passengers, as well as to upgrade lighting, taxiways and associated infrastructure.

This is yet another way in which the Morrison Government is delivering for the people of Bendigo.

4 April 2022

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