The funding (which will be coupled with $3.28 million from Council’s airport revenue) will see the renewal of the 1.5 kilometre runway – an essential project to extend its lifespan.
Councillor Cameron O’Neil, Portfolio Chair for Airports said he was delighted with today’s announcement.
“With the runway designed and built in 2012 for 16 Q400 flights per week and air traffic over the last four years significantly greater than this, an upgrade is required to keep the facility up to standard,” Cr O’Neil said.
“When coupled with the works that have already taken place to further upgrade the Roma Airport terminal, passengers will be able to have a high quality experience when flying in and out of the facility.”
At this stage and weather permitting, Council anticipates for works to commence in June 2017.