Coffs Airport shortlisted for funding

COFFS Harbour Airport has been shortlisted for consideration for a share of up to $95 million of NSW Government funding for infrastructure upgrades to help boost local tourism and create local jobs.

The application for Restart NSW funding will now move to the next stage of detailed application as one of the shortlisted projects under the NSW Government's Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) Regional Airports program.

Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro said 33 regional airports had submitted requests for Restart NSW funding which has been shortlisted to 24 projects.

"We called on local councils and owners of eligible NSW regional airports earlier this year to apply for Restart NSW funding from the $110 million Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF)," Mr Barilaro said.

 "The RTIF supports the development and growth of regional tourism by investing in critical visitor economy infrastructure such as airports, cruise terminals and rail trails.

"The level of interest we've seen in this program paints a very positive picture for tourism growth in the 24 LGAs shortlisted.

"By investing in regional airport infrastructure we have the potential to significantly increase visitor numbers to regional NSW and to support local economies."

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