A Shorten Labor Government will invest $4.4 million to fund the expansion of the Bendigo Airport Terminal.
Our regional airports should be equipped with modern facilities and meet security standards.
Bendigo Airport’s existing terminal building has limited capacity and is unable to provide the expected customer experience or mandated aviation security environment for aircraft with over 30 passengers.
An expanded passenger terminal would help Bendigo provide larger services to capital cities.
Qantas has now commenced flying in and out of Bendigo, and if the demand continues to grow, the terminal will not be up to standard.
Modelling commissioned by the City of Greater Bendigo found the new service would inject $2.8 million into the regional economy during its first year of operation.
The expansion project will:
- Update the terminal building.
- Provide supporting infrastructure to meet legislated security standards.
- Meet service and amenity standards of commercial airline operators.
It will also include new departure and arrival areas, airside food and retail outlets, airline offices, improved car parking, and security equipment.
Labor is backing the connectivity of our regional cities, whether by air, road or rail.
Scott Morrison and the Liberals failed to fund Bendigo Airport under the Building Better Regions Fund, highlighting just how out of touch they are with regional areas like Central Victoria.