Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is ranked nationally in the top 10 regional airports. It is important to continue to upgrade and improve the facility, for the benefit of our region.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $2.3 million to improve security measures, including body scanners.
“This will allow them to deliver necessary infrastructure works so it’s ready to go as more passengers and air services take flight,” Mr Hogan said.
“We know this is one of the toughest periods our aviation sector will face, which is why our Government is continuing to work hard to deliver the support needed.”
“This funding is in addition to the $10 million I announced last year to upgrade the runway, and $3 million committed to building a new entrance road to the airport.”
“Every single person who arrives here, especially tourists, support jobs in our community.”
Ballina Shire Council Mayor David Wright said this announcement is important for our region’s growth.
“This is exciting, not only for Ballina, but for the entire Northern Rivers,” Cr Wright said.
“There has been a strong and sustained demand for our Airport’s services, these funding announcements will ensure we continue to grow.”
“We need and want people to continue to come here. These upgrades will bring more people into our region.”
This new funding has been provided through the Federal Government’s Regional Airports Screening Infrastructure (RASI) grant program.