Rick Firman, Steph Cooke and John Barilaro stand in front of a small plane.
Mayor of Temora Shire Rick Firman, Steph Cooke MP and Deputy Premier John Barilaro.

New aviation businesses will be able to be established at the Temora Airport thanks to NSW Government funding, generating local economic opportunities and supporting the creation of new jobs.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Deputy Premier John Barilaro today announced a $10.1 million Growing Local Economies grant to deliver the upgrades needed to expand the airport’s footprint.

Ms Cooke said the project will deliver up to 20 additional airpark lots, new taxiways and roadways as well as the power, telecommunications, gas, water, sewer and stormwater connections that new businesses need.

“This is a great investment in the Temora community and will create new opportunities for smaller aviation businesses to establish themselves at Temora Airport and attract further investment in the region,” Ms Cooke said.

“There is so much to see and do in Temora, and these upgrades will help boost visitor numbers, which is more important than ever before given the impact that COVID-19 has had on tourism right across the state.”

Mr Barilaro said the $500 million Growing Local Economies Fund is delivering vital infrastructure to support industries in regional NSW improve productivity, expand business operations and boost employment.

“We are continuing to work with communities to invest record amounts of money into infrastructure and services, so more people can realise the potential of our regions, and this project is a prime example of that,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This project is exactly what the Growing Local Economies fund is intended to deliver, and I look forward to seeing the economic benefits it will generate for the region.

“Our investment through the recently recharged Regional Growth Fund, which now totals $2 billion, is creating jobs and boosting the confidence of investors right across regional NSW.”

The Growing Local Economies Fund is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to the delivery of infrastructure projects which improve the economic growth and productivity of the state under Restart NSW.

For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/regionalgrowth