$2.1 billion Commonwealth cash boost for councils

The Australian Government has announced a $2.1 billion pre-payment on next year’s Financial Assistance Grant to all councils across Australia.

30 March 2022

Media release

Major funding boost for local communities

The Morrison-Joyce Government is investing an additional $500 million in the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program through the 2022-23 Budget, delivering a major boost to communities across the country and delivering the…

30 March 2022

Media release

Australian Government funding to make Christmas Island projects a reality

The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $675,042 in priority projects on Christmas Island, supporting local jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

15 March 2022

Media release

Australian Government funding to make five priority projects in New England a reality

The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing almost $850,000 in priority projects across New England supporting local jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

09 March 2022

Media release

Saving lives with new technology in heavy vehicles

The Australian Government has mandated two life-saving vehicle technologies for new heavy vehicles – Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

04 March 2022

Media release

Local government award winners recognised for outstanding achievement and innovation

The exceptional achievements of eight local governments from across Australia have been given national recognition today, being announced as the category winners at the National Awards for Local Government.

17 December 2021

Media release

Consultation starts on new life-saving lane keeping technology standard

The Australian Government has today begun consultation on new life-saving vehicle technology – Lane Keeping Systems (LKS) for new cars.

10 December 2021

Media release

Christmas comes early for councils with billion dollar cash boost

Local councils across the nation will soon be sharing in $1 billion in funding to improve their local road networks and deliver priority community infrastructure projects under the third phase of the Local Roads and Community…

15 November 2021

Media release

Crash-reducing brake technology to be a new standard for light vehicles

The Australian Government has mandated life-saving vehicle safety technology – Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) systems – for new passenger and light-goods vehicles.

11 November 2021

Media release

Nominations open for local government awards

Now in its 35th year, the National Awards for Local Government are the premier annual showcase of the achievements made by local governments.

01 November 2021

Media release

Funding boost to give heavy vehicles better access to road networks

The heavy vehicle industry has welcomed a $12.1 million Federal Government funding boost, aimed at delivering better assessment of road assets across rural and regional Australia as part of the Strategic Local…

08 July 2021

Media release

Budget 2021-22: Continued investment securing a strong, sustainable and competitive aviation industry

The 2021-22 Federal Budget locks in record support for the aviation industry, backing the sector to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

12 May 2021

Media release

Teven wetlands a road to rehabilitation for endangered species

Wetlands to rehabilitate and protect threatened flora and fauna have started at Teven as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade biodiversity offset program.

04 February 2021

Media release

Communities celebrate completion of Pacific Highway upgrade

Communities along New South Wales’ North Coast have come together at New Italy to celebrate the completion of the Pacific Highway upgrade, with the final section, from Woolgoolga to Ballina, now open to traffic.

17 December 2020

Media release

Press Conference - Woodburn, NSW
Subject: Pacific Highway upgrade

17 December 2020

Interview