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The start of the $6.4 million Mildura Airport Terminal Redevelopment Project was officially opened on Tuesday.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan was in Mildura today to mark the official start of the project, along with councillors and representatives of the Mildura Airport Corporation.
"The multi-million dollar redevelopment of Mildura's airport terminal building will deliver significant social and economic benefits to the city and the entire Sunraysia region," Mr Ryan said.
"The completely remodeled interior will provide for a significantly increased floorspace, an enhanced check-in area and a redesigned baggage system, which will all work to improve the circulation of traffic through the terminal and better support increased passenger numbers.
"The new-look terminal will also be critical to supporting new air services, such as the range of new passenger services connecting Mildura with Adelaide, Sydney and Broken Hill that were recently announced."
Mr Ryan said funding for the Mildura Airport Terminal Redevelopment Project included $5.2 million from the Victorian Coalition Government's Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and an additional $1.2 million from the Mildura Rural City Council.
"Regional cities like Mildura play a key role in driving growth and creating wealth in regional and rural Victoria," Mr Ryan said.
"The Coalition Government is committed to investing in regional Victoria to create prosperity, more job opportunities, economic and social resilience and a better quality of life."