26 Feb 2021
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.

17 Feb 2021
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.

12 Feb 2021
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.

11 Feb 2021
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…

10 Feb 2021
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.

09 Feb 2021
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.

22 Jan 2021
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.

21 Jan 2021
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.

20 Jan 2021
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.

11 Jan 2021
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 Jan 2021
$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.

09 Jan 2021
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…

17 Dec 2020
$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.

08 Dec 2020
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 Dec 2020
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.