EOI for Regional Airport Infrastructure Funding

15 January 2015

A small plane flying above a regional airport

The NSW Government is calling for applications from local councils and owners of eligible regional airports to apply for State funding of up to $50 million to improve their infrastructure and boost local tourism in 30 regional areas.

The funding will come from the $110 million Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF).

The full list of eligible regional airports is:

Albury, Armidale, Ballina Byron Gateway, Bathurst, Bourke, Broken Hill, Cobar, Coffs Harbour, Cooma, Coonamble, Coonabarabran, Dubbo, Grafton, Griffith, Lismore, Lightning Ridge, Lord Howe, Merimbula, Moree, Moruya, Narrandera, Narrabri, Newcastle, Orange, Parkes, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Taree, Wagga Wagga, Walgett.

"The Tourism Industry makes a significant contribution to the NSW economy, especially in regional areas, and we are happy to support that contribution," said Minister for Regional Tourism John Barilaro.

"Regional NSW has some of the best tourist attractions in the world and I want visitors to have a great experience and come back and tell their friends and families."

The Expressions of Interest (EOI) guidelines are available at www.trade.nsw.gov.au/rtif