Stage 1 of Bussell Highway duplication completed in time for Christmas

Stage 1 of the Bussell Highway duplication project is now complete - just in time for Christmas.

17 December 2021

Media release

2021 end of year message

Over the past twelve months, since COVID-19 first emerged, we have all needed to adapt and change to keep our families and community safe while also keeping the economy moving forward.

17 December 2021

Media release

2021 – Thanks and Reflections

The year 2021 has been one of significant challenges but also still many opportunities.

17 December 2021

Media release

NAIF broadens its horizons

Infrastructure projects in the Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, collectively known as the Indian Ocean Territories (IOTs), will soon be eligible to apply for concessional loans and other financing support from the Federal Government’…

15 December 2021

Media release

Milestone reached for Port of Bundaberg project

A new $10 million dollar project to build Common User Infrastructure at the Port of Bundaberg is a step closer, with the detailed plans complete and tenders now open to local businesses.

10 December 2021

Media release

Administrator appointed to Norfolk Island Regional Council

Yesterday, on 6 December 2021, having regard to the findings in the Report of the Public Inquiry into  the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) – and in accordance with the requirements and my authority under the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW…

07 December 2021

Media release

Local contractors to bring Business Hub to life

A Territory enterprise with a presence in Tennant Creek has been awarded a $2.4 million Northern Territory Government contract to fit-out the Barkly Business Hub.

03 December 2021

Media release

Tenders called for Torbanlea-Pialba Road flood immunity project

Securing a vital link for Hervey Bay and surrounding communities to ensure Bruce Highway access during floods is one step closer.

30 November 2021

Media release

Conclusion of public inquiry into Norfolk Island Regional Council

The public inquiry into the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) has now concluded and independent Commissioner Ms Carolyn McNally has provided the Australian Government with her final report.

05 November 2021

Media release

Update on IOT fisheries management

The Australian Government is committed to implementing a robust and sustainable solution for fisheries management in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) as soon as possible.

03 November 2021

Media release

Second IOT Research Roundtable taking place today

Interest in a sustainable research sector in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) is continuing to be explored, with the convening of a second Research Roundtable to take place today (29 October).

29 October 2021

Media release

Boost for IOT businesses through the Northern Australia business development grants program

I am pleased to announce that Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) businesses will be eligible to apply for grants from $50,000 to $10 million under the first round of the newly announced Northern Australia Development Program, supporting business…

29 October 2021

Media release

Intergovernmental agreement signed for delivery of Norfolk Island services

Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, and the Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Olympics, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, today signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), for the provision of state services to Norfolk…

26 October 2021

Media release

Hinkler Regional Deal continues to deliver

The first annual progress report for the $260 million Hinkler Regional Deal has been released today, detailing the progress of the 5-year plan and how the benefits can be seen across Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and the surrounding area.  

26 October 2021

Media release

Protecting our unique marine environment

The Morrison Government takes another giant step in its commitment to oceans today, unveiling detailed proclamation plans for marine parks covering 744,000 kilometres, an area more than three times the size of United Kingdom and twice the size of…

05 October 2021

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