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Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program – Round 7
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The Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program will enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia, providing year round all weather access that will:
- improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers using remote and very remote airstrips
- facilitate improved delivery of essential goods and services such as food supplies, health care, community mail and passenger air services
- complement air services delivery to communities subsidised under the Australian Government’s Remote Aviation Access Program (RAAP) through the Remote Air Services Subsidy (RASS) Scheme, and/or
- meet operational requirements of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) or operators providing similar aeromedical services.
Safe, operational aerodromes are vital in the delivery of essential goods and services in remote and very remote communities, particularly where road access is unavailable, unreliable or disrupted for extended periods due to seasonal weather conditions. An effective airstrip, accessible all year round, improves the delivery of health care services such as those provided by the RFDS or other aeromedical providers, improves access to work and education opportunities and helps connect residents of remote communities.
There is a total of $8 million available for this grant round. There will be other grant rounds and we will publish the opening and closing dates and any other relevant information on business.gov.au and GrantConnect.
The maximum grant amount is $3 million, however it is expected that most grants will not exceed $1.5 million. The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs (grant percentage), unless
- you are an Indigenous Owned and/or Operated Aerodrome. In this case the grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs
- you and a third party are both contributing to eligible project costs. In this case the grant amount will be up to 33.3 per cent of eligible project costs.
To be eligible, you must:
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- be an owner and/or operator of an existing aerodrome in a remote or very remote area in Australia
and be one of the following entities:
- an entity incorporated in Australia (including incorporated trustees on behalf of a trust)
- an Australian local government agency or body as defined in appendix A
- an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body
- a corporate Commonwealth entity
- an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth).
State agencies or other eligible entities may apply on behalf of aerodrome owners/operators (excluding Indigenous Owned and/or Operated aerodromes where you are seeking 100 per cent funding). In such cases, the state agency or other eligible entity will be the lead applicant in a joint application and will be wholly responsible for the project, including administering, reporting and acquitting all project expenditure.
We can only accept applications if your aerodrome is identified as “remote or very remote” as defined by the 2016 Australian Statistical Geographic Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Area.
To apply, go to www.business.gov.au/RAUP