06 Aug 2020
National awards celebrate Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council for road safety excellence

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s outstanding road safety strategies have been recognised on the national stage with the regional NSW council being announced a category winner at the 2020 National Awards for Local Government.

05 Aug 2020
Inland Rail grants to benefit Parkes communities

Gilgandra Country Women’s Association (CWA) Evening Branch, Western Student Connections and the Narromine Lions Club are among the community groups across the Inland Rail alignment to receive vital grants of up to $4,000 through the Inland Rail…

04 Aug 2020
Applications open for Alternative Voice Services Trials

The Australian Government is calling for applications under the Alternative Voice Services Trials program, to test new ways of delivering voice services in rural and remote Australia.

31 Jul 2020
Funding flows to local roads and community infrastructure

The Australian Government has delivered the first payment toward crucial small-scale local road and community infrastructure projects nationwide under a $500 million local government support initiative.

28 Jul 2020
Applications now open for Regional Connectivity Program funding

Applications for the Australian Government’s $53 million Regional Connectivity Program are now open.

24 Jul 2020
National awards celebrate local government success through innovation

Outstanding achievers in local government have been recognised today, with Federal Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton announcing the nine category winners of the 2020 National Awards for Local Government.

16 Jul 2020
Local government ministers’ communiqué

In March 2020, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government invited all Australian Local Government Ministers, along with the Australian Local Government Association, to…

04 Jun 2020
NBN satellites surpass 100,000 connections

The Morrison McCormack Government welcomes the latest National Broadband Network (NBN) milestone with more than 100,000 Australian homes and businesses now receiving fast broadband over the Sky Muster satellite service.

02 Jun 2020
Inland Rail scholarships awarded to local students

Josh Irvine and Megan Seis, of Narromine and Dunedoo respectively, are off to Charles Sturt University as two of four students to be awarded scholarships worth up to $20,000 under the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Inland Rail Skills…

01 Jun 2020
Regional Digital Tech Hub tender now open

The Morrison McCormack Government has opened a competitive tender process for the delivery of the new Regional Digital Technology Hub that will support regional Australians in building digital capabilities

27 May 2020
Inland Rail long–term opportunities for Northern NSW

Inland Rail offers a clear track for further investment into northern New South Wales, with an economic study released today by the Liberal and Nationals Government outlining growth in food processing, logistics hubs and consumer warehousing in…

22 May 2020
$1.8 billion boost for local government

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia.

15 May 2020
Consultation on Alternative Voice Services Trials guidelines

The Morrison McCormack Government is calling for submissions on the draft guidelines for the Alternative Voice Services Trials program, which explores new ways to deliver voice telephone services to rural and remote Australians.

12 May 2020
Strengthening telecommunications emergency resilience

The Morrison McCormack Government is investing $37.1 million to strengthen telecommunications resilience in bushfire and disaster prone areas so that communities can stay connected during emergencies.

21 Apr 2020
Improved mobile coverage for Western Australia: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 63 new base stations

More Australians living in regional and remote Western Australia will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.