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Upgrades at airports


Five regional airports in the Wimmera-mallee will share in $1.6-million from a Federal Government commitment to undergo necessary safety and serviceabi­lity upgrades.

Airports at Swan Hill, Hopetoun, Horsham, Nhill and Mildura all received money under round two of the government’s Regional Airports Program.

Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the projects would improve safety, security and amenities at airports across her electorate.

“These upgrades include fencing improvemen­ts to keep animals out, new lights for runways, taxiways and windsocks, installati­on of navigation­al aids and apron upgrades allowing improved use by firebomber­s,” she said.

“Every dollar spent on local infrastruc­ture is a dollar well spent and I look forward to working with the community to deliver this vital funding as we continue recovering from the pandemic.”

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