Leader of The Nationals in the Senate, Ron Boswell, today announced Richmond Airport will receive more than $164,400 from the Australian Government’s $35 million Regional Airport Funding Program to upgrade its security infrastructure.
Senator Boswell said the Australian Government was determined to do all it could to protect the security of Australia’s aviation industry.
“That protection extends to the many people and businesses that rely on Richmond Airport for transport services,” he said.
Richmond Airport became a security-controlled airport on 10 March 2005. It is one of 152 regional airports that are now required to have a transport security program approved by the Australian Government to strengthen aviation security around the country.
Senator Boswell said transport security programs were tailored to local conditions and this funding would help Richmond Airport increase and improve security measures.
Basic security upgrades, at Richmond Airport will include installing additional fencing.
“The Australian Government recognises the importance of aviation to regional communities such as Richmond,” he said.
The Australian Airports Association has worked closely with the Australian Government to negotiate the funding arrangements for Richmond Airport.
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