Budget 2021-22: Strengthening our regions through continued investment

A significant investment package sees the 2021-22 Budget continue to build a strong regional Australia through extensions to community grants programs that invest directly in economic and social infrastructure.

12 May 2021

Media release

Australia to expand marine parks

The Morrison Government is moving to secure the future of one of our last ‘untouched’ marine environments with plans to establish two new Marine Parks, covering up to 740,000 square kilometres of waters around Christmas Island and the Cocos (…

12 May 2021

Media release

Albury Wodonga Regional Deal on track to deliver

Deal partners are working together whilst negotiations continue on the Albury Wodonga Regional Deal. An investment of $911,000 is being provided to Albury Wodonga to deliver the region’s tracks and trails project.

05 May 2021

Media release

Extension of temporary suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council

On 27 April, I signed an order to extend the temporary suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) and the appointment of the interim administrator, Mr Michael Colreavy, for a further three months.

29 April 2021

Media release

Way forward on IOT fisheries management

The Australian Government remains committed to a robust and sustainable solution for fisheries management in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT).

21 April 2021

Media release

Notice of Intention to extend temporary suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council

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

Media release

$7 million for Norfolk Island National Park roads

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley has issued tender requests for up to $7 million in tourism spending to upgrade roads in the Norfolk Island National Park.

08 April 2021

Media release

Eric Hutchinson reappointed as Administrator of Norfolk Island

I am pleased to announce Mr Eric Hutchinson has been reappointed as the Administrator of the Territory of Norfolk Island.

18 March 2021

Media release

Implementation Plan outlines exciting opportunities for Barkly Regional Deal

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

Media release

Architect appointed to design new library and Council administration building

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

Media release

Public inquiry into the Norfolk Island Regional Council

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

Media release

Suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council

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

Media release

Biggest ever South-West road project now underway, unlocking thousands of local jobs

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

Media release

Update on notice of intention to suspend the Norfolk Island Regional Council

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

Media release

Applications open for Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund

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

Media release

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