Wagga's airport has received more than $1.73 million from the federal government to upgrade its lighting for night and low-visibility conditions.
Riverina MP Michael McCormack announced the funding on Wednesday.
"Leon Burger, who is the airport facility manager here at the airport, tells me that the lighting is still working on about 1985 infrastructure and this is important that we upgrade it, that we get it to the standard that we need, that we require," Mr McCormack said.
Wagga City Council operates the airport and mayor Greg Conkey said replacing the ageing lighting infrastructure would be good for the city.
"We have just completed some new taxiways here, those taxiways are not lit so they can only be used in daylight hours," he said.
"This new lighting will enable those taxiways to be lit and used in the way they were designed to do."
Three other Riverina airports also received funding under the $30 million Round 2 of the Regional Airports Program.
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Griffith Council received $498,850 for resurfacing and line marking the main runway at the city's airport.
Bland Shire received $450,729 for resurfacing the runway, resealing the taxiway and upgrading the runway lighting at West Wyalong airport.
Hay airport received 279,904 for phase two of its upgrade project including heavy patching and resealing the taxiway and aprons, improving airside drainage and completion of animal-proof fencing.
Mr McCormack said the airport upgrades would play a vital part in bringing visitors and commuters back to regional areas after the pandemic.
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