Inland rail signals regional growth

The design and construction of Inland Rail is providing stimulus to companies right across the nation with investments in services and supplies driving employment and growth in regional Australia.

26 February 2021

Media release

Inland Growth Summit
Subjects: Rural doctors, regional communications, regional employment.

26 February 2021

Speech

Investing more in regional voice services to improve calls in the bush

A range of new solutions will be trialled to find better ways to deliver voice calls for rural and remote Australians.

17 February 2021

Media release

2021 ABC Heywire winners announced

ABC Heywire celebrates 35 young regional Australians in its 2021 storytelling competition.

Since 1998, Heywire has become a powerful platform for rural youth to share their stories and make a difference in their communities.

12 February 2021

Media release

Historic road outside Broken Hill gets safer, wider surface

The Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments are working to build a safer and stronger regional and rural NSW road network, with work starting next week to seal and widen an 18-kilometre section of Silverton Road in the Far West of the state…

11 February 2021

Media release

Bratten Bridge works complete

The District Council of Tumby Bay has recently completed works to increase the bridge load capacity on a key freight route near Tumby Bay, opening up opportunities for improved efficiency of grain movement in the region.

10 February 2021

Media release

Recognising regional innovation through the 2020 Innovate with NBN awards

Digital savvy businesses and individuals in regional Australia that are using the NBN to deliver new services and technology and bring innovation to their communities were today recognised in the Innovate with NBN awards.

09 February 2021

Media release

Investing in rural and remote voice services

The Morrison Government today announced NBN Co, Concerotel and Zetifi as the first three grant recipients under its competitive $2 million Alternative Voice Services Trials (AVST) Program.

22 January 2021

Media release

Entire length of Pooncarie Road to be sealed opening access to Menindee Lakes

Journeys for the people of Pooncarie and Menindee are about to change dramatically as work gets underway to seal one of the region’s major arterial routes.

21 January 2021

Media release

Inland Rail contracts turnout big for Aussie made

Regional Victoria will reap ongoing benefits after the Australian Rail Track Corporation signed an $80 million contract for the local manufacture of Inland Rail turnouts by Vossloh Cogifer’s Australian facilities.

20 January 2021

Media release

Press Conference - Narrabri, New South Wales
Subjects: Inland Rail; Roads of Strategic Importance; infrastructure investment; Twitter.

11 January 2021

Interview

Acting Prime Minister inspects site of $44 million upgrade for Narrabri to Turrawan line

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and local MP and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton have…

11 January 2021

Media release

$8 Million in federal funding for Country Boundary Road upgrade

In news that has been welcomed across the Gwydir Shire, the Australian Government has committed $8.18 million to upgrade the County Boundary Road at Croppa Creek.

11 January 2021

Media release

900 new towers improving mobile coverage

More Australians in rural and remote areas now have more mobile coverage with the first towers funded under Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program now on air delivering benefits and improving safety…

09 January 2021

Media release

$44 million upgrade for Narrabri to Turrawan Line

The Australian Government today announced $44.7 million for the Australian Rail Track Corporation to upgrade 35 kilometres of the Narrabri to Turrawan Line between the Hunter Valley Coal Network and Inland Rail.

17 December 2020

Media release