Funding lift-off for Hamilton Airport upgrade

HAMILTON Airport’s runway will be extended and new lighting and cabling installed after a $1.4 million state government funding injection announced yesterday. 

Minister for Aviation Gordon Rich-Phillips announced the commitment that will enable the construction of a 300-metre extension of the sealed runway, a new turnaround area at the end of the runway, new runway lighting and associated cabling for connected circuits around the apron and taxiways. 

The works will expand the airport’s sealed runway to 1704 metres and Mr Rich-Phillips said the improvements would allow for larger aircraft to use the airport and help drive ongoing economic development. 

“Aviation is especially significant for regional Victoria, connecting towns and regions with vital services and enabling quicker, more convenient travel for residents,” he said. 

“The revitalisation will be vital as Hamilton Airport grows in importance and will ensure a sustainable future for the local aviation sector.” 

The funding comes from the state government’s $20 million Regional Aviation Fund. 

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