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.

03 Dec 2020
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.

01 Dec 2020
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.

27 Nov 2020
Inland Rail breaks ground on Narrabri to North Star

Progress on the Australian Government Inland Rail project continues, with the second section of the 1,700 kilometre Melbourne to Brisbane freight line between Narrabri and North Star (N2NS) now under construction.

26 Nov 2020
Inland Rail partnership to leave water legacy

Inland Rail will deliver enduring water benefits in Gilgandra with an agreement signed today that will see the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) fund four additional bores across the Shire.