Jun 20, 2012

Bundaberg Airport to Benefit from Increased Security

Today the Federal Labor Government will deliver $554,530 to boost security for passengers travelling through Bundaberg Airport.

Bundaberg Airport will benefit from the Government’s $200 million Strengthening Aviation Security Initiative, a national investment to strengthen domestic and international aviation security against new and emerging threats.

At Bundaberg, the funding will support the purchase of:

  • one passenger baggage x-ray machine;
  • one checked baggage x-ray machine;
  • two explosive trace detection machines;
  • one walk through metal detector machine; and
  • two hand held metal detectors.

More than 128,000 passengers passed through Bundaberg Airport last year and the safety and security of these passengers is the Government’s highest priority.

Delivering essential screening equipment to Australia’s major regional airports is a critical part of our national aviation security investment.

The Government’s funding will allow airports like Bundaberg to be able to provide passenger screening from 1 July 2012.

Australia has a world-class reputation for aviation safety and security and we are determined to make sure that continues.

The Federal Labor Government is committed to supporting regional airports and protecting the 130 million passenger movements across Australian skies each year.

The grant is being provided to the Bundaberg Regional Council.