13 Apr 2020
Government backs local ideas for Inland Rail interface improvements

Intermodal hubs and new freight provisioning centres are amongst 16 local project proposals to be further developed with support from the Australian Government’s $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program. 

25 Mar 2020
NBN Co boosts data for rural and regional customers

The Morrison McCormack Government welcomes new initiatives from NBN Co that will provide more broadband data for Sky Muster satellite customers living in rural and remote Australia.

28 Feb 2020
Lockyer Valley Inland Rail business cases fast tracked

Investigating the viability of the Lockyer Valley Inland Rail connection is one of four projects selected to be fast tracked as part of the Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program (II Program).

13 Jan 2020
Moree Inland Rail regional office opens

The Inland Rail Moree Office is now open, providing a greater link between the local community and Government leading up to and throughout the construction of the rail track.

06 Dec 2019
Nominations open for 2020 local government awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Australian Government National Awards for Local Government, creating fantastic opportunities to celebrate the best of the best.

05 Nov 2019
Regional Australia to benefit from visa expansion

In yet another win for regional Australia, the Liberal National Federal Government will increase the number of annual places available under the Work and Holiday visa program from 500 to 2,000.

30 Oct 2019
Logical investment in Inland Rail

Parkes is set to be the epicentre of regional growth and opportunity with the opening of the $35 million Parkes Logistics Terminal by Pacific National, joining SCT Logistics and Linfox to connect to the Liberal and Nationals Government's $9.3 …

29 Oct 2019
Expressions of interest sought for Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program

Supply chain managers, producers, local and state governments, local businesses, community representatives and freight and train operators are encouraged to put forward projects for investigation under the $44 million Inland Rail Interface…

25 Oct 2019
Rural Health Commissioner reappointed to inject GPs into regional areas

The Liberal and Nationals Government’s focus on improving rural, regional and remote health will continue with the re-appointment today of National Rural Health Commissioner, Emeritus Professor Paul Worley.

23 Oct 2019
Support continues for drought-affected communities

Drought-hit communities will share in more than $1 million for community projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program.

08 Oct 2019
Inspector-General sets up shop in Mildura

Mildura is set to become home to the Inspector-General of Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources, with one of the two offices being set up in the city.

25 Sep 2019
Faster, fuller freight fast-tracked for investigation

A bold initiative from the Federal Government will fast-track the investigation of opportunities for three communities in the Parkes electorate to access the benefits of the heavier, faster, and more efficient trains of Inland Rail.

06 Sep 2019
Data shows Government is backing regional Australia

Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Mark Coulton has welcomed new data showing the Liberal and National Government's migration program is benefiting regional areas and helping to secure their economic future.

30 Aug 2019
Inland Rail first construction complete

Freight trains travelling from the east and west will next month be running on the transformational Inland Rail North-West Connection following the completion of construction on the first section of the new track.

21 Aug 2019
Connectivity key to unlocking regional benefits from Inland Rail

The Liberal and Nationals Government is rolling out a $44 million program and enhancing its network of offices in the bush to support regional communities and industry to better connect to Inland Rail and the benefits that flow from fast,…