$ 30 million for Alliance maintenance facility
Maintenance work on Alliance Airlines’ growing fleet will continue in Australia, creating hundreds of jobs, thanks to a $ 30 million loan to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).
Agriculture and North Australia Minister David Littleproud said the NAIF loan would help diversify the job base in central Queensland.
“This facility will attract skilled engineering and aviation jobs to central Queensland, as well as training and education pathways to support them,” said Minister Littleproud.
âThis support for Alliance Airlines is another example of the Coalition’s commitment to boosting opportunities for regional businesses and creating secure jobs in the future. “
Member of Parliament for Capricornia, Michelle Landry said the project is a boom for the regional economy.
âAlong with the other redevelopments and upgrades at Rockhampton Airport, we expect this facility will help Alliance generate approximately $ 342 million over the next 30 years for our region,â she said.
“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 does not currently exist here.”
NAIF CEO Chris Wade said the investment is part of the government’s $ 5 billion facility for infrastructure projects in northern Australia and brings the total amount committed by NAIF to to date to over $ 3.1 billion, including over $ 1.2 billion in Queensland.
âThe NAIF has already funded a range of aviation and airport facilities and we are delighted to support Alliance Airlines and create more highly skilled jobs in central Queensland,â Wade said.
The facility will create new businesses and employment opportunities in other aviation related services such as avionics, aerospace technologies, wheels, tires, brakes and landing gear, maintenance from engines, interiors and upholstery, and cabin accessories suppliers.