12 May 2021
Budget 2021-22: Councils reap rewards with extra $1 billion in funding

The economic recovery partnership between the Federal Government and local councils has been further boosted in the 2021-22 Federal Budget, with an additional $1 billion investment in the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.…

11 May 2021
Australia’s communications, media and arts sectors helping secure our recovery

The Morrison-McCormack Government is securing Australia’s recovery through significant commitments to strengthen our communications, media and creative arts sectors, helping to rebuild our economy, secure jobs and support communities as we…

06 May 2021
Beefed-up regional connectivity to drive nation’s COVID recovery

An injection of $130.4 million in the federal Budget will improve connectivity in regional, rural, and remote communities, further driving Australia’s regionally-led recovery from the COVID-19 recession.

04 May 2021
Australian Government backing local ideas to enhance Inland Rail

Expert technical and commercial support will be provided to a further 15 project proposals under the Australian Government’s Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program (II Program).

19 Apr 2021
Inland Rail answers call to improve mobile coverage in north west NSW

Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who has long championed the Inland Rail project, has welcomed the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) announcement today to…

19 Apr 2021
Inland Rail major works underway in north west NSW

Major construction work has commenced on the Inland Rail section from Narrabri to North Star in north west New South Wales, signalling the start of hundreds of opportunities for local workers.

19 Apr 2021
Future of freight is 'ROSI' in Moree

The Australian Government has committed $35.2 million towards the $44 million Moree Intermodal Overpass project in New South Wales, which will improve freight connections and help lower business costs in the region.

16 Apr 2021
New projects improving digital connectivity in rural Australia

More than 80 rural communities across Australia will soon benefit from better digital connectivity with the Morrison McCormack Government today announcing the successful projects funded under the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).

25 Mar 2021
Improved NBN Business Satellite Service for regional Australia

NBN Co is continuing to deliver for regional Australia, today announcing improvements to the NBN Business Satellite Service, including lower wholesale prices and expanded coverage to include the entire Australian mainland and…

22 Mar 2021
More Newell Highway overtaking lanes opened at Coobang and Redbank

Work to provide more overtaking opportunities on the Newell Highway has taken another leap forward with two lanes recently completed at Redbank and Coobang.

08 Mar 2021
Inland Rail jobs on offer in North West NSW

Residents of North West New South Wales are encouraged to take up work on the transformational Inland Rail project with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and Trans4m Rail hiring local workers now for the Narrabri to North Star section…

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…