15 Sep 2021
$111.9 million to boost Northern Australia businesses

The Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud has today announced that the first round of a dedicated Northern Australia business development grants program will open to a strategic corridor across the north in early…

15 Sep 2021
Cotton gin just the tonic for the Kimberley

Kununurra’s farmers have received a boost with the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) approving a loan of up to $32 million to construct stage 1 of a cotton gin in the Kimberley town. 

13 Sep 2021
$13.5 million to increase food security for remote communities

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will provide a $13.5 million loan to redevelop a food storage and warehouse facility in Alice Springs.

13 Sep 2021
Twenty-five Tenterfield bridges upgraded to boost freight

Work is being completed on 25 bridges in Tenterfield to allow for higher mass limit (HML) vehicles in a boost to freight productivity across the region.

08 Sep 2021
Three intersection upgrades to improve Warrego Highway safety

New left-turn lanes at three key locations on the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Dalby will be added to significantly improve safety.

23 Aug 2021
Australian Agriculture visa

Today we announce the establishment of the Australian Agriculture visa to build on the highly successful existing Pacific schemes. 

18 Aug 2021
More funding for drought-affected regions

The Australian Government is continuing to support regions impacted by drought from across the nation today, announcing over $1 million in federal funding for 32 projects under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s award-winning…

16 Aug 2021
Top End is the top priority

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud has addressed the seventh annual Developing Northern Australia conference in Darwin, saying the government is fully committed to increasing the focus and momentum of Northern…

27 Jul 2021
Carnarvon Highway upgrades complete

Works on two intersection upgrades on the Carnarvon Highway near St George are now complete.

11 Jul 2021
Wider way to go on the Outback Way

Upgrade works between Winton and Boulia on the Outback Way have wrapped up, just as $24 million worth of upgrades on Richmond-Winton Road also ramps up further to the east.

10 Jul 2021
Thirty kilometres of Richmond-Winton Road to be sealed

A $24 million upgrade is under way to widen and seal more than 30 kilometres of the Richmond-Winton Road.

17 Jun 2021
Future Drought Fund is creating a new generation of drought-resilient leaders

The Australian Government is investing in building drought resilient leaders through the $5 billion Future Drought Fund. 

11 Jun 2021
Registrations open for the Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum

Registrations are now open for the first Future Drought Fund (FDF) Science to Practice Forum.

01 Jun 2021
More funding for communities to address the impacts of drought

The Australian Government is continuing to support regions doing it tough, with over $1 million being shared among 27 community-based projects under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s award-winning Tackling Tough Times Together…

15 Apr 2021
A centre for drought resilience innovation in Top End
A new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub based in Darwin is set to transform the way that Top End producers and communities prepare for and respond to drought.