City signs Bendigo Airport funding agreement

The City of Greater Bendigo has signed a contract with the Australian Government for the remaining $4.5M needed to progress the Bendigo Airport terminal expansion and business park.

The paperwork was finalised on Friday April 1.

The funding was announced in January this year and matches a previous commitment of $4.5M from the Victorian Government, with the City also contributing $985,000.

The redevelopment will expand the terminal’s existing footprint and include a new departure lounge, provision for security screening area, waiting lounge, baggage claim, restroom facilities, new administration building and equipment shed.

The business park will include 21 lots connected to drainage, sewer and water services, roadworks and new car park, and improved lighting and landscaping.

City Chief Executive Officer Craig Niemann said he expected construction to commence soon.

“The City recently called for construction tenders and is in the process of evaluating the submissions. We look forward to announcing the successful tenderer and progressing this project,” Mr Niemann said.

“We thank the Australian and Victorian governments and all politicians we have met with over the years who have helped advocate for the airport and deliver these funds.”

The project is expected to support 49 jobs during the construction phase and create five full time jobs in the first year of operation and up to 19 jobs by 2030.

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