Marino Secures Funding for Freight at Busselton Margaret River Airport

More good news for the south west following the announcement that a project at the Busselton Margaret River airport will be funded under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream.

Federal Member for Forrest, Nola Marino said the project was a significant investment that would create new business opportunities across the south west.

“This is a fantastic outcome for Busselton and the broader community, with the project receiving $1,477,393 to commence Stage 1 of a dedicated Air Freight Hub which will see seven fully serviced industrial lots constructed and the runway apron expanded to service the lots,” Ms Marino said

City of Busselton Deputy Mayor, John McCallum said, “The Hub is the first to be established in the south west of WA and will enable cold-store and modern distribution facilities to be established, thereby providing SW producers with the opportunity to expand their current export horizons, with particular focus on emerging markets in South East Asia and China’

“The funding will also progress the construction of essential landside infrastructure required for the commencement of airfreight services. Completion of Stage 1of the Air Freight Hub is scheduled for late 2019.”

“The City believes that a combination of passenger and freight will significantly increase the long-term sustainability of the airport,” Mr McCallum said.

“This project will have flow-on benefits across the community ensuring our region will continue to thrive and prosper into the future,” Ms Marino said.

Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects.

“The Coalition has a plan for regional Australia and we are focused on getting it done. It’s a plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities,” Ms Marino said