The objective of the Regional Airports Development Scheme (RADS) is to improve regional air services and air safety and to promote development for the benefit of regional communities.
2013-15 RADS grants funding round - Update 1
The 2013-15 RADS funding round closed
on Friday 22 February 2013. There were a total of 57 applications received requesting grants of over $14.6 million for projects totaling $25.9 million. The number of applications and total grant amounts requested per region is shown below:
- Applications: 6
- Total grant amount requested: $1,947,192
- Applications: 7
- Total grant amount requested: $727,556
- Applications: 3
- Total grant amount requested: $1,366,848
- Applications: 13
- Total grant amount requested: $2,563,914
- Applications: 9
- Total grant amount requested: $1,619,400
- Applications: 0
- Total grant amount requested: $0
- Applications: 3
- Total grant amount requested: $1,537,113
- Applications: 4
- Total grant amount requested: $1,557,969
- Applications: 12
- Total grant amount requested: $3,311,841
- Applications: 57
- Total grant amount requested: $14,631,833
There were a range of application received and the RADS staff would like to thank all of those organisations that submitted applications and wish them all the best . Applications are now being assessed and announcements of successful, reserve list and unsuccessful grantees will be made later in 2013.
RADS provides funding assistance to enhance airport planning and develop common user transport infrastructure which the local government or private sector cannot fully fund. DoT, in consultation with the RADS Consultative Committee, will evaluate applications and make recommendations for approval to the Minister for Transport.
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If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the aviation branch at the Department of Transport on telephone (08) 6551 6192, via fax to (08) 6551 6949, or by email to email@example.com.
RADS is a State Government grant program delivered by the Department of Transport aimed at improving airport related infrastructure in regional Western Australia.
Western Australia was the first state to provide funding for airport infrastructure in regional areas. Some other Australian states have since developed similar programs.
If you have any enquiries regarding RADS call 08 6551 6192, or email the Aviation Team.
Upgrade of East Kimberley Regional Airport terminal, Kununurra, using 2010-11 grant funds.
RADS and Royalties for Regions funding
RADS was initiated by the Department of Transport in 1997 and proved very successful. From 1997 to 2007 regional aviation projects worth over $58m were completed receiving funding support from RADS of approximately $21m. Since 2008, the grant program has been supported by a combination of Department of Transport and Royalties for Regions funding.
From 2008 to 2012, over 150 projects have received RADS grants totalling more than $29 million, in support of projects valued at $67m. Eligible projects include airport studies such as master plans, airside infrastructure, terminal and grounds development and maintenance projects.
If you have any enquiries regarding RADS call (08) 6551 6192 or email the Aviation Team.