The Coalition Government has signed off on $25 million in funding for the Alliance Airlines Repair and Maintenance facility in Rockhampton.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the facility is going to attract engineering and skilled aviation jobs to Central Queensland, as well as training and education pathways to sustain them.
“Together with the other redevelopment and upgrades to Rockhampton Airport, we expect that this facility will help Alliance to generate about $342 million over the next 30 years for our region.
“We will see at least 100 jobs created during construction, and the fully operational facility will create 98 ongoing roles which is a capability that currently doesn’t exist here,” Ms Landry said.
The facility was also successful for a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan of up to $30 million.
Mayor of Rockhampton Regional Council Tony Williams said that it’s fantastic to welcome Alliance home to Queensland and thanked the Federal Government for making this possible.
“This project will have some great benefits not just for our Region but will have flow on benefits across the state and country.
“This is an exciting new phase in Rockhampton’s long-standing relationship with Alliance Airlines,” Mayor Williams said.
Managing Director of Alliance Airlines Scott McMillan said the project would not have been possible were it not for the support of the Commonwealth Government provision of a $25 million grant to Rockhampton Regional Council to fund civil works at Rockhampton Airport.
“Alliance is extremely grateful for the support it has received from local Federal Member Michelle Landry, who has been a project stalwart since inception.
“Alliance is confident that works will commence well before Christmas this year and be available for first use in November 2022,” Mr McMillan said.