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Pat Conaghan MP

Regional Airports Program delivers for Port Macquarie Hasting Airport


Making your way airside will be made easier thanks to a $300,000 grant under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Regional Airports Program.

Federal MP’s Pat Conaghan and Dr David Gillespie said the funding will allow the construction of a airside covered walkway to protect passengers and patients while boarding.

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said for our regional communities, the local airport provides an essential link to the rest of Australia.

“Every dollar spent on local infrastructure is a dollar well spent and I look forward to working with council to deliver this project as we continue recovering from the pandemic.”

Federal Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said this will improve the safety and comfort for patients and passengers, and better meet the operational requirements of aeromedical and other emergency services.”

“This is a great example of our Government backing the aviation industry whilst boosting local economies to help secure a stronger future for these regional areas.”

Port Macquarie Hastings Mayor Peta Pinson said we are delighted to welcome the funding to be able to deliver this project for our community and visitors to our region”

“Ensuring we give a great first impression to our visitors from the moment they walk off the plane is really important.”

“Adding a covered walkway will make a real difference in improving the airport safety and experience.” Mayor Pinson concluded.

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