The Regional Airports Screening Infrastructure (RASI) grant program will provide $66 million to help carry out necessary infrastructure works in preparation for increased passengers as more air services take flight.
Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said the aviation industry was one of the first and hardest-hit industries during COVID-19.
“As we look to get even more planes back in the sky, we are continuing to support regional airports to ensure they bounce back strongly and can continue to connect our region,” he said.
“This critical grant funding will reduce the costs to regional airports of security screening compliance at regional airports across Australia, including Rockhampton, Townsville, Whyalla, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Ballina Byron and Broome. Continue here