King Island Airport Freight Precinct Funding


King Island is set to benefit from an airport freight precinct which has been awarded funding through the Federal Liberal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.


Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said the project would receive $223,600 through the fund, making the project a reality.


"I congratulate the proponents King Island Council and look forward to working with the community to deliver economic benefits,” Senator Parry said.
“A well-organised airport is crucial to residents and businesses on King Island, which is experiencing significant growth in visitor numbers, driven particularly by two new golf courses.


“The Federal Liberal Government created the Building Better Regions Fund to help shape strong communities for decades to come and this is just what the airport development will help achieve.”


King Island Mayor Duncan McFie said the council has identified the need to develop a dedicated freight precinct to streamline freight, reduce congestion and separate airside passenger movements from freight handling activities.


“This exciting development will facilitate the installation of a refuelling depot and improve functionality and safety of airside activities,” Mayor McFie said.


“Additional benefits from this funding will also be an increase in available apron and parking capability to meet the substantial growth in aircraft movements.”


The Building Better Regions Fund is aimed at developing the kinds of regional communities that generations of residents want to stay in or come back to.


It is expected another round will be opened before the end of the year.


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