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 September 2020

Media release

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.

22 September 2020

Media release

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 September 2020

Media release

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 September 2020

Media release

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.

21 September 2020

Media release

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.

17 September 2020

Media release

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 September 2020

Media release

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.

16 September 2020

Media release

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.

15 September 2020

Media release

Press Conference - Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail Opening
Subjects: Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail; Australian manufacturing

15 September 2020

Interview

$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).

11 September 2020

Media release

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.

01 September 2020

Media release

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.

29 August 2020

Media release

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.

28 August 2020

Media release

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…

26 August 2020

Media release