Busy Ballina Airport has received funding for airport works.
Busy Ballina Airport has received funding for airport works. Jay Cronan

Wonderful Christmas present for local airports

A HUGE Christmas present has come to both Ballina-Byron Gateway and Lismore airports in the form of a funding grant.

The $2,207,360 for Ballina and $1.5m for Lismore are part of Restart NSW Regional Tourism Infrastructure that has been approved for airside works.

Airport funding: Funding for both Lismore and Ballina airports
Airport funding: Funding for both Lismore and Ballina airports

"Council is delighted to receive this funding from Restart NSW," Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport manager Neil Weatherson said.

"This will create future growth for the airport and is great news for Ballina Shire."

For further information on this program, contact Infrastructure NSW, www.insw.com.