Today, I issued a notice of my intention to extend the temporary suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC), and the appointment of interim administrator Michael Colreavy, for a further three months.
15 April 2021
I am pleased to announce Mr Eric Hutchinson has been reappointed as the Administrator of the Territory of Norfolk Island.
18 March 2021
The Barkly Regional Deal is on track to improve the productivity and liveability of the region, with today’s release of the Deal’s Implementation Plan outlining the Deal’s steady progress.
24 February 2021
An award-winning national architecture firm has been awarded the architect and interior design contract for a new Hervey Bay Library and Fraser Coast Regional Council administration building.
17 February 2021
Following my decision on 3 February to temporarily suspend the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC), I am announcing a public inquiry into whether the NIRC has fulfilled its financial and asset management obligations under the…
10 February 2021
On 15 December 2020, I issued a notice of intention to suspend the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) for a period of three months, following the findings and recommendations of the independent audit of the NIRC’s governance, operations,…
04 February 2021
Work on the biggest South-West road infrastructure project, the Bunbury Outer Ring Road, kicked off today, unlocking thousands of local jobs and economic benefits for the Greater Bunbury region.
29 January 2021
The time period for the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) to provide submissions to me with respect to the proposed suspension of NIRC has now concluded and my consideration of the matter is ongoing.
14 January 2021
Applications are now open for local communities across regional Australia for the fifth round of the successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
12 January 2021
Work is ongoing to inform the Australian Government’s response and next steps on the governance and financial audit of Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) operations, to best support the long-term sustainability of the…
10 December 2020
The Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (the Bill) has passed Parliament and – after receiving Royal Assent – will become law, bringing regulation of companies, bankruptcy and broadcasting in Norfolk Island into line with the rest of…
10 December 2020