18 Nov 2020
Next round of Mobile Black Spot Program now open

The Australian Government is continuing to expand and improve mobile coverage across regional and remote Australia, with Round 5A of the Mobile Black Spot Program now open for applications.

17 Nov 2020
National local government award winners announced

Councils across the nation have been recognised for their ingenuity in delivering programs to benefit their communities at this year’s National Awards for Local Government.

17 Nov 2020
Government welcomes partnership with new ALGA President

Federal Local Government Minister, Mark Coulton met with newly elected President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Cr Linda Scott today, kicking off a fruitful partnership in joint delivery of critical infrastructure and…

09 Nov 2020
$693 million contract awarded for Inland Rail construction between Narrabri and North Star

The communities of North West NSW are another step closer to realising the transformational benefits of Inland Rail and hundreds of local jobs with joint-venture Trans4m Rail announced as the constructor for 171km of upgraded rail track between…

29 Oct 2020
Delivering on our commitment to bushfire-affected communities

The Nationals have welcomed the $8.3 million investment to boost the resilience of communications networks in bushfire-prone areas of regional Australia.

16 Oct 2020
Environmental approval gives Inland Rail green light in Northern NSW

The Australian Government is set to break ground on the next section of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail following approval of the Narrabri to North Star Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

08 Oct 2020
NBN Co to invest $2 billion in regional Australia

The Australian Government welcomes news that $2 billion of the recent investments announced by NBN Co will be directed towards better connecting regional Australia and will stimulate regional jobs and economic growth.

07 Oct 2020
Budget 2020: Commonwealth backs local government to recover and thrive

The Federal Budget has set aside an additional $1 billion to flow through local councils, delivering priorities and creating jobs in local areas as part of Australia’s road to recovery through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI)…

06 Oct 2020
Additional support to strengthen Australia's communications, media and creative sectors

The Morrison Government is strengthening the economy, creating jobs and supporting households and businesses through COVID-19 by investing in our critically important telecommunications, media and creative arts sectors as part…

24 Sep 2020
Regional and rural Australians to benefit from $4.5 billion NBN investment

Federal Regional Communications Minister, the Hon Mark Coulton MP said the announcement of $4.5 billion in additional investment by NBN Co will further boost connectivity for Australians living and doing business in regional areas.

24 Sep 2020
More businesses to benefit from Inland Rail procurement

A new, streamlined procurement process for Inland Rail will see more businesses benefit during the construction of the Australian Government’s multibillion dollar fast, reliable and cost-competitive freight rail line connecting Melbourne and…

22 Sep 2020
Businesses across Australia to get high-speed fibre broadband

Nine in 10 businesses will be able to order high-speed fibre broadband as NBN Co rolls out 240 Business Fibre Zones nationwide.

21 Sep 2020
Further developing the Casino Drill Hall precinct

The southern gateway to Casino has an iconic public space for visitors and the local community to enjoy. The Casino Drill Hall precinct is an attractive destination for passing travellers and a unique hub for local events.

21 Sep 2020
New mobile coverage for bushfire-affected Wyndham

Residents of Wyndham in the hinterland of New South Wales’ far south coast can now enjoy new and improved mobile coverage thanks to the Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

21 Sep 2020
Casino’s iconic water tower gets a mural

Casino will soon boast a new landmark with a mural set to be installed on its iconic water tower. This will complement two new scenic and heritage walks to further develop tourism offerings in the town.