Great Southern airport funding takes off with $361K Federal Government boost

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Shire of Denmark president Ceinwen Gearon and O'Connor MP Rick Wilson at Denmark Airport.
Camera IconShire of Denmark president Ceinwen Gearon and O'Connor MP Rick Wilson at Denmark Airport. Credit: Supplied

A $361,000 Federal Government boost is set to revamp safety and emergency infrastructure at the Denmark and Albany airports.

The grants form part of the second round of the Federal Government’s Regional Airports Program, which has doled out $100 million to regional airports across the country over four years.

Denmark Airport will receive a $61,900 boost to install animal-proof fencing and access gates.

“This will greatly mitigate the airport’s well-documented problem with kangaroos,” O’Connor MP Rick Wilson said.

“As a result, safety at the airport will be greatly improved, including for visiting Royal Flying Doctor Service flights.”

Albany Airport will receive $299,200 to build an emergency aircraft parking apron.

“This is another great airport safety initiative the Federal Government is proud to be associated with,” Mr Wilson said.

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