A redevelopment for the Mount Gambier Regional Airport has been a point of discussion for many years.
The Mount Gambier terminal is the main air service facility in the Limestone Coast region. Across the 2018/2019 financial year, 82,000 passengers used the facility.
In 2017, a significant redevelopment was announced, with the $9.2million project to be co-funded by State, Federal and both the District Council of Grant and City of Mount Gambier Councils.
Thanks to Troy's advocacy, the State Government dedicated $4million in funding towards this important project.
Work has commenced on this four-stage project, including a 120-metre runway extension, ground lighting, construction of a heavy aircraft parking area and improvements to the visitor terminal.
Economic modelling shows the new airport will boost the local economy by at least $36.5 million over 25 years.
Once complete, Troy believes this redevelopment has the potential to unlock greater tourism and business opportunities for the city of Mount Gambier and greater Limestone Coast region.