The 2013-15 funding round has up to $8 million to be allocated to airports in regional and remote Western Australia. This RADS funding round is spread over the 2013-14 and 2014-15 financial years.
2013-15 Funding round: CLOSED
The 2013-15 RADS funding round closed
at 5pm WST Friday 22 February 2013
and no further applications can be submitted. The RADS staff would like to thank all of those Government and Private organisations that submitted applications and wish them all the best. Applications will now be 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.
For information on how projects are assessed refer to the 2013-15 RADS Guidelines brochure below.
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
2012-13 Funding round: grant allocation
The 2012-13 funding round closed on Friday 27 January 2012.
- A total of 62 applications were received requesting over $21 million in grants.
- Applications were reviewed by the RADS Consultative Committee
- 36 regional airports were successful sharing in nearly $7 million
- Three projects received $1.9 million in co-funded State and Commonwealth Government aviation grants
Projects that were granted funding included infrastructure upgrades, infrastructure planning studies to improve air transport access, provide safer emergency evacuations facilities, and greater tourism opportunities.
Reserve list offers made as part of 2011-12 RADS round to the Shires of Busselton, Derby/West Kimberley and Katanning received a total $1.1 million from 2012-13 funds to help them complete their projects.
The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley, Koodarrie Station and Warmun Aboriginal Community were successful in receiving $1.9 million for aviation projects as part of a co-funded State and Commonwealth Government initiative. These aviation grants were funded through the State Governments Regional Airports Development Scheme and Commonwealth Governments Regional Aerodrome Upgrade Grant scheme.
All 2012-13 funding allocations include Department of Transport and Royalties for Regions funds.
Refer to the PDF below for a full list of successful projects in the 2012-13 funding round.
2012-13 Funding round: grant allocation map
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View RADS grants 2012-2013 in a full screen map.
Managing your grant
If you are successful in obtaining a 2013-15 RADS grant, the ‘Welcome to RADS’ brochure will assist you with the necessary actions and requirements for your grant to be acquitted. It contains information about how you should report on your grant, as well as templates which you may wish to use.
- The new 2013-15 Welcome to RADS brochure will be sent to successful grantees together with their funding agreements.
- The conditions as outlined in your funding agreement prevail.
Below is a copy of the 2012-13 “Welcome to RADS” brochure for your perusal, the new 2013-15 brochure will be placed on the website once it has been sent out to successful grantees.
Image: Sealing of runway at Collie Airport with help of 2011-12 RADS funding.
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.
Other funding sources
The Commonwealth Governments Remote Aviation Access Program is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport (link below) and provides funding to support remote aviation services that are not commercially viable but are essential for the social and economic well being of the communities they serve. There are a number of funding streams that can be applied for, the most common being the Regional Airport Upgrade Grant.
The Department of Local Government has developed an online grants directory (link below) to help communities and local governments in regional and metropolitan Western Australia in locating sources of financial assistance for their projects and initiatives.