The remaining $1.2 million of 2019-21 RADS funding has been set aside for any out of session urgent airport works applications and the development of regional airport Strategic Airport Assets and Financial Management Frameworks.
Funding round: Grant allocation results (2019-21)
The 2019-21 funding round closed on Friday 19 November 2018.
- A total of 37 applications were received requesting over $4.8 million in grants.
- Applications were reviewed by the RADS Consultative Committee.
- 26 regional airports were successful in sharing over $2.6 million of funding for 27 projects over the 2019-21 financial years.
Projects that were awarded funding will enable improved access and safer emergency evacuations for regional towns, assist with infrastructure upgrades and improve airport planning.
The Shire of Laverton was awarded the largest grant of $354,200 to build an additional taxiway and aircraft parking area to accommodate air traffic growth at Laverton Airport.
Refer to the full list of successful projects in the 2019-21 funding round below.
|Media statement 2/5/2019: RADS grant funding a boost for 26 regional airports|
|RADS 2019-21: Table of grant recipients||Kb|
|RADS 2019-21: Map of grant recipients||Kb|
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Aviation Branch at the Department of Transport via:
|Street address||Postal address||Telephone||Fax|
|140 William St, Perth WA 6000||PO Box C102, Perth WA 6839||(08) 6551 6961||(08) 6551 6949|
Managing your grant
If you are successful in obtaining a 2019-21 RADS grant, the Welcome to RADS brochure will assist you with the necessary actions and requirements for your grant to be paid and acquitted. It contains information about how you should report on your grant, as well as templates which you may wish to use.
The new 2019-21 Welcome to RADS brochure will be sent to successful grantees together with their funding deeds.
The conditions as outlined in your funding deed prevail.
Since 2008-09, 283 regional airport projects have been granted RADS funding totaling more than $42 million, in support of projects valued at approximately $96 million. RADS projects have improved airport safety, accessibility, security and development planning at regional airports.
regional airport projects have been granted RADS funding since 2008/09
($ Million) in RADS funding awarded since 2008/09
The 2019-21 RADS funding round is funded by the Department of Transport. Refer to the document below for a full list of RADS projects that have been completed and fully acquitted from 2008-09.
Other funding sources
The Commonwealth Governments Remote Aviation Access Program (RAAP) is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications and provides funding support for access and safety upgrades to remote aerodromes as well as subsidised flights to ensure residents of remote communities have access to regional service centres.
The funding components on RAAP are:
- The Remote Air Services Subsidy (RASS) Scheme.
- The Remote Aerodrome Inspection (RAI) Program.
- The Remote Aerodrome Upgrade (RAU) Program.
|Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities: Regional and remote aviation|