Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade for Airport

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Wagga Wagga City Council has welcomed a $4 million State Government funding announcement to upgrade the taxiway at the Wagga Wagga Regional Airport.

The money will come from the Restart NSW Fund for regional airports and adds to the $22 million Council has already invested in upgrades at the airport over the last decade.

The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Kendall, says the upgrade is about increasing capacity and mitigating future expenses.

"It will also improve safety and movement so that pilots are not taxiing on the runway for any longer than they need to be," Cr Kendall said.

"This upgrade will allow the airport to best serve the travelling public well into the future."

Cr Kendall says this latest investment is also good news for local tourism.

"The better your facilities are the more likely people it is that people will fly here, that in turn will attract other airlines and I'm certain airlines will continue to consider Wagga Wagga as an opportunity," he said.

Construction for the upgrade is anticipated to commence in early 2016.


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