Carnarvon Airport is set to get an upgraded runway and aircraft movement area, thanks to funding from the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the redevelopment project would improve the condition of the main runway and reduce maintenance costs over the next 10 years.
"The project was awarded $1.25 million in the 2015-17 round of Regional Airports Development Scheme (RADS) grants made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program," Mr Nalder said.
"Carnarvon Airport is an important transport hub for regional passengers in the North-West region and plays a key role in customs and immigration operations, along with disaster relief activities."
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said regional airports played a vital transport link for regional residents and a key role in supporting economic and tourism in regional areas across Western Australia.
"These grants also provide local communities with the opportunity to benefit from the increase in employment and business opportunities," Mr Redman said.
"The upgrade of critical infrastructure such as the airport reflects the commitment Royalties for Regions has with the ongoing development and sustainability of regional Western Australia."
Works on the runway, apron and taxiway will start soon and are expected to be completed in September. The total estimated project cost is $3.65 million with the Shire of Carnarvon and other grants making up the remaining $2.4 million for the project.
The State Government's Regional Airports Development Scheme program is delivered by the Department of Transport
From 2008 to 2015, 185 projects have received RADS funding totalling $32.7 million which has helped improve air services, safety and infrastructure at regional airports across WA
The 2017-19 RADS grants round will open for applications later this year
Transport Minister's office - 6552 6400
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700