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

Address to the Hunter Business Chamber
Subjects: Port of Newcastle rail link, NBN and regional communications.

17 December 2020

Speech

Regional Tech Hub improving digital literacy for rural Australians

Australians in regional, rural and remote areas now have access to advice and assistance on telecommunications issues, thanks to the Regional Tech Hub launched today by Regional Communications Minister, Mark Coulton MP.

08 December 2020

Media release

Narromine to Narrabri Inland Rail Environmental Impact Statement out on exhibition

Local communities and stakeholders of the transformational Inland Rail project are invited to submit feedback on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) section released today for public exhibition.

08 December 2020

Media release

Transcript - Launch of Regional Tech Hub

MARK COULTON:

Okay, look, welcome, everyone.

It’s very good to be here this morning to launch the tech hub.

08 December 2020

Interview

Christmas present for holidaymakers with full access to upgraded Newell Highway

A major upgrade to 27 kilometres of the Newell Highway between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla in Northern New South Wales near the Queensland border has opened to traffic – months ahead of schedule.

03 December 2020

Media release

Extending battery back-up for regional and remote phone towers

Mobile phone towers will be able to keep operating longer if the power goes out during or after natural disasters, thanks to a major new investment by the Morrison McCormack Government.

01 December 2020

Media release