Narrandera-Leeton Airport parking upgrade takes flight
Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has today announced the completion of the $150,000 expansion of the Narrandera-Leeton Airport general aviation parking, with the finalisation of minor works including line markings still to come.
“The upgraded aviation parking will allow the airport to meet airplane parking demands and attract more charter flights to the Riverina region, generating significant economic returns and increasing the number of jobs in the broader community,” Katrina said.
“Since its establishment in the 1940s, the Narrandera-Leeton Airport has been essential in providing long term viability and growth for the local economy, enabling tourists and important air services to access the local area.
“It is for this reason the NSW Government has been very proud to invest $125,000 through the Restart NSW Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund into the upgrade of the airport, as the positive flow-on effects of expanding the airport will be felt across the region.”
The major construction works for this project, delivered by Narrandera Shire Council, have involved the widening and sealing of the general aviation parking area. With the earthworks and sealing of the pavement completed in January, the major construction works are now finished.
Final project works including line marking, signage, drainage improvements and installation of tie down points are scheduled to be completed by the end of March.
Katrina said that these upgrades will support the vibrancy of the aviation services provided by Narrandera-Leeton Airport, which include pilot training, freight and charter operations, emergency aero medical patient transfer and bushfire fighting services.
“We are dedicated to funding projects that will make the region a more attractive place to live, work and travel,” Katrina said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, said this project was another example of the NSW Government’s commitment to boosting regional locations through investments into local infrastructure.
“The NSW Government’s $110 million Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund supports regional tourism by funding critical visitor economy projects such as rail trails, cruise terminals and airports,” Mr Barilaro said.
“We are upgrading 27 regional airports across the state, expanding their capacity, increasing their safety and drawing more and more visitors to NSW’s regional heartland.”