Jun 5, 2012

Increased security at Ravensthorpe Airport

The Federal Labor Government has delivered more than $185,000 to boost security for passengers travelling through Ravensthorpe Airport in Western Australia.

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

At Ravensthorpe, the funding will support the purchase of:

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

The safety and security of all Australian 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 Ravensthorpe to be able to provide passenger screening from 1 July this year.

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

The 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 Shire of Ravensthorpe.