17 Sep 2020
Optus reaches 100 Mobile Black Spot Program sites

More communities in regional and remote Queensland will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage following the switch-on of Optus’ 100th tower under the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. 

17 Sep 2020
NFF to design and run the new Regional Digital Tech Hub

The Australian Government has today announced the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has been engaged to develop and operate the new Regional Digital Technology Hub.

16 Sep 2020
Share National award distinguishes Sunshine Coast Council

Sunshine Coast Council has taken out the Multicultural Australia category in the 2020 National Awards for Local Government.

15 Sep 2020
Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail complete

History was made at Peak Hill today when the final golden clip was hammered into place to signify the completion of the first section of Inland Rail.

11 Sep 2020
$44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program – last call for applications

Just one week remains for businesses, governments, industry and communities to propose ideas that improve local connections with Inland Rail under the Australian Government’s $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program (II Program).

01 Sep 2020
Connectivity to drive $15.6 billion annual increase to agriculture sector

New research released today demonstrates the critical role of ubiquitous NBN connectivity in supporting economic growth across Australia’s agriculture sector now and into the future.

29 Aug 2020
Record Commonwealth cash boost for councils

Local governments across the nation have now received the first quarterly payment of the highest annual allocation from the Morrison McCormack Government through the Financial Assistance Grant program.

28 Aug 2020
Feedback encouraged on Inland Rail environmental impact statement – North Star to Border project

North West New South Wales residents are encouraged to have their say on the North Star to Border (NS2B) leg of Inland Rail, through the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by the NSW Government.

26 Aug 2020
Inland Rail Narrabri to North Star full steam ahead

Construction is full steam ahead on Inland Rail with Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton thrilled the last load of concrete sleepers and rail had been delivered…

17 Aug 2020
Call for local ideas to maximise Inland Rail connectivity

The second round of Expression of Interest for the $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program has opened. 

17 Aug 2020
Call for local ideas to maximise Inland Rail connectivity

The second round of Expression of Interest for the $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program has opened. 

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.