Immediate financial support for bushfire affected communities

The Australian Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to help quickly rebuild vital…

09 January 2020

Media release

Major upgrade for Bega Saleyards

The Bega Valley Saleyards have received a major upgrade to improve animal welfare standards and facilities for local farmers, buyers and sellers.  
 

18 December 2019

Media release

More cash for drought-hit farmers

Payments of up to $3,000 will continue to be available to drought-hit farming families throughout Christmas and the New Year.

The Federal Government has topped up the existing round of the Drought Community Support Initiative.

16 December 2019

Media release

Drought funding set to flow for eligible councils

128 drought-affected councils can now apply for up to $1 million each under the Drought
Communities Programme.

02 December 2019

Media release

Cash flowing into drought-affected communities

More than 4,500 cash-strapped farming families and contractors have applied for $3,000 support grants in Round 2 of the Drought Community Support Initiative in its first four days.

27 November 2019

Media release

New funding round to support drought affected communities

The latest $200 million round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will be wholly and solely dedicated to helping the communities hardest hit by the crippling drought.

14 November 2019

Media release

Life's a beach as Hughenden recreational lake opens

A new recreational lake in Hughenden has officially opened, creating new opportunities for water sports, exercise and leisure activities.

08 November 2019

Media release

Step up in drought budget support

Drought-hit farmers, small businesses and rural towns are set for an immediate cash injection to keep stock fed and watered, keep businesses open, keep locals in work and pump funds into local economies.

07 November 2019

Media release

Inspector-General sets up shop in Mildura

Mildura is set to become home to the Inspector-General of Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources, with one of the two offices being set up in the city.

08 October 2019

Media release

Backing our farmers and drought affected communities

Farmers and their communities will have access to more support with the Coalition Government announcing it will provide more funding, cut red tape and increase services.

26 September 2019

Media release

Paving the Outback Way

Works have begun on the next stage of the transformational Outback Way upgrade.

26 August 2019

Media release

Emu swamp dam a step closer

Construction on Emu Swamp Dam in Queensland’s Granite Belt can now get under way after a long awaited commitment from the Queensland State Government matches funding that had been in place for many months from the Federal Liberal and Nationals…

03 August 2019

Media release

Deck the Halls...Emu Creek Hall Road Bridge now open

The new $1 million Emu Creek Hall Road Bridge is now open following a complete makeover from an ageing, single-lane timber bridge to a wider, reinforced concrete bridge.

02 August 2019

Media release

Extra upgrades cemented for Carnarvon Highway

Works start later this month on a $7.28 million upgrade package on the Carnarvon Highway between St George and Surat, and between Injune and Rolleston.

24 June 2019

Media release

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