Regional Aviation Fund boost for Kyneton Airfield

Aviation Portfolio

Minister for the Aviation Industry, Gordon Rich-Phillips, today officially opened the upgrade of Kyneton Airfield’s new lighting and fuel facilities, which were supported by a $170,320 grant from the Victorian Coalition Government’s Regional Aviation Fund (RAF). 

The upgrade has provided a 24-hour self-service aviation fuel facility and a CASA-approved Pilot Activated Lighting system. This has improved night operations safety and provided lighting for local aircraft, the airfield’s flight training facility and emergency operations.

Speaking at Kyneton Airfield, Mr Rich-Phillips said that regional airport upgrades were vital for local economies in our regions.

“The Napthine Government is committed to improving regional airports so that Victoria’s regional communities can continue to benefit. For Victorians living in our regions, aviation is vital, connecting towns and regions with essential services and enabling quicker, more convenient travel for residents,” Mr Rich-Phillips said. 

“This Regional Aviation Fund grant is ensuring that Kyneton Airfield is equipped for its flight training, emergency services and local aircraft activities. It will ensure the viability of Kyneton Airfield well into the future.”

Liberal Candidate for Macedon Donna Petrovich, who joined Minister Rich-Phillips in Kyneton, and Member for Northern Victoria Amanda Millar both welcomed the announcement.

“These much-needed upgrades will provide greater safety to aircraft and investment opportunities in the region,” Mrs Petrovich said.

“The Regional Aviation Fund is facilitating airports such as Kyneton playing a vital part in local economies and communities.”

”The Kyneton Airfield upgrade will ensure its safe and effective operation well into the future,” Mrs Millar said. “This is a great example of how the Regional Aviation Fund is improving regional airports.”

Media contact: Andrew Drever  0409 580 996 andrew.drever@minstaff.vic.gov.au 
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