Three North East airports will share in more than half a million dollars in federal government funding designed to help the aviation industry survive COVID-19.
On Saturday, Deputy Prime Minister and Transport Minister Michael McCormack announced the $41.2 million scheme would support upgrades at 60 regional airports.
Towong Shire will receive $262,000 to build a 24-hour self-serve aviation fuel facility at Corryong which will assist medical and firefighting planes in the area.
Just over $164,000 was allocated to the Mount Hotham Skiiing Company to resurface and line its runway, which will allow it to continue to meet safety requirements so police, CFA and ambulance can continue to access it.
Landing lights will be upgraded at the Yarrawonga Aerodrome to bring it up to compliance with current CASA requirements.
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A $137,500 grant was allocated to Moira Shire Council for the works.
Mr McCormack said the further rounds of the grants would occur with the government committing $100 million over four years to help regional airport owners.
"For our regional communities, the local airport is an essential link to the rest of Australia," Mr McCormack said.
"The Government is investing in regional airports because we know this infrastructure is key to securing our regional aviation network now and into the post-COVID future."