The Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad has met with representatives from Mildura Rural City Council and Mildura Airport to discuss their application for the second round of the National Stronger Regions Fund.

“The runway project is important for the community and I’ll be working collaboratively with Council and the Airport to see it through,” Mr. Broad said.

Whilst the runway application was not successful in round one of the National Stronger Regions Fund, all the stakeholders remain committed to what they describe as the ‘fully costed project’, believing it is vital for Mildura’s growth and the ongoing viability of the airport.

“Being able to cater for more flights into Mildura, will create a flow on effect for tourism, business, investment and employment. The runway upgrade will support the growth of this region

With the National Stronger Regions Fund proving to be highly competitive, the stakeholders will review the scope of the project to ensure it meets the criteria of the Fund.

“The first round of this Fund delivered great results for the southern part of the electorate and as we move to round two, the airport will be my sole focus.”

“I’ll lobby hard for its success because I do believe if it meets all the criteria, it will be a worthy project for the National Stronger Regions Fund and it will be good for Mildura.”

“Geographically, we are quite an isolated city but with the airport, we can get to Melbourne quicker than people living in Bendigo.”

“We are well connected and this must be maintained and improved upon,” Mr. Broad said.

Chairman of Mildura Airport Corporation Peter O’Donnell said that he is  grateful for Mr. Broad’s support and look forward to working with him to make this project a reality,” Mildura Airport Chair, Peter O’Donnell, said.