Funding allocation

In the 2013-15 funding round, 28 regional airports will share in more than $4 million in State Government funding for infrastructure upgrades and maintenance.

2013-15 Funding round: grant allocation

The 2013-15 funding round closed on Friday 22 February 2013.

  • A total of 58 applications were received requesting over $15 million in grants.
  • Applications were reviewed by the RADS Consultative Committee.
  • 28 regional airports were successful sharing in over $4 million.

Projects that were granted funding included infrastructure upgrades, infrastructure planning studies to improve air transport access, and providing safer emergency evacuations facilities.

The largest grant for the 2013-15 funding round is offered to Kununurra ($1.61 million) for the resurfacing and resealing of the runway. A grant of $0.56 million will provide geotechnical and engineering studies on the condition of the main runway at Carnarvon. 

All 2013-15 funding allocations are supported by Royalties for Regions funding.

Refer to the full list of successful projects in the 2013-15 funding round below.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Aviation Team at the Department of Transport on telephone (08) 6551 6192, via fax to (08) 6551 6949, or by email to

External Link 06/11/2013: Regional airports share $4million for works
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RADS 2013-14 Funding round: grant allocation - map

Managing your grant

Mount Hart Aerodrome

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.

Please note:

  1. The new 2013-15 Welcome to RADS brochure will be sent to successful grantees together with their funding agreements.
  2. The conditions as outlined in your funding agreement prevail.

Below you will find a copy of the 2013-15 ‘Welcome to RADS’ brochure for your perusal.

Replacement of airstrip markers and purchase of lights at Mount Hart Aerodrome with the help of 2012-13 RADS funding.

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RADS and Royalties for Regions funding

RADS was established in 1997-98. From 1997-98 to 2007-08 regional aviation projects worth over $58 million were completed. These projects received funding support from RADS of approximately $21 million. Since 2008, the grant program has been supported by a combination of Department of Transport and Royalties for Regions funding.

From 2008-09 to 2013-15, over 180 projects have received or been granted RADS funding totalling more than $33 million, in support of projects valued at approximately $74 million.

Refer to the PDF below for a full list of RADS projects that have been completed and fully acquitted from 2008-09 to 2012-13.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Aviation Team at the Department of Transport on telephone (08) 6551 6192, via fax to (08) 6551 6949, or by email to

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External Link Department of Regional Development: Grants and funding

Other funding sources

The Commonwealth Governments Remote Aviation Access Program (RAAP) is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (link below) and provides funding to support remote aviation services that are not commercially viable but are essential for the social and economic wellbeing of the communities they serve.

The five funding components on RAAP are:

  1. the Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme;
  2. the Remote Aerodrome Safety Programme;
  3. the Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund;
  4. the Remote Aerodrome Inspection Programme; and
  5. the Remote Aerodrome Upgrade Programme. 

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.

External Link Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development: Regional and remote aviation
External Link Department of Local Government: Online grants directory


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