Program manager appointed to deliver Hinkler Regional Deal projects on Fraser Coast

A world-class company with experience overseeing multiple shopping centre and entertainment precinct projects in regional Queensland and significant commercial building developments in Brisbane will manage the delivery of a number of projects on…

15 June 2020

Media release

Building Better Regions with 163 new projects for drought-affected communities

Drought-affected regional communities across Australia will benefit from 163 new local infrastructure and community projects as part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful…

05 June 2020

Media release

Infrastructure boost for external territories

Australia’s external territories of Norfolk Island and Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands will be supported by the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government through an almost $8 million boost to local governments for road and…

22 May 2020

Media release

Supporting the Norfolk Island economy through COVID-19

The Australian Government is ensuring Norfolk Island businesses and residents financially affected by coronavirus have access to a range of economic support measures.

30 April 2020

Media release

Message from the Assistant Minister – COVID-19

I thank you, the communities of the Indian Ocean Territories, for your support as we work together to protect each other and respond to this unprecedented pandemic.

02 April 2020

Community update

Christmas Island in focus for research opportunities

Scientific organisations, universities and Australian Government representatives will gather in Canberra today to discuss opportunities to capitalise on Christmas Island’s (CI) unique ecosystems, species and conservation value. 

28 February 2020

Media release

25 February 2020

Community update

Call for Expressions of Interest: Indian Ocean Territories Health Service Community Advisory Committee

Community advisory groups are an important mechanism for ensuring local people have their say in how we design and deliver health services in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) of Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI).

17 January 2020

Media release

Message from the Hon Nola Marino MP

Dear Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands residents,

19 December 2019

Community update

Significant Investment in Christmas Island: Enhancing natural assets to boost local jobs and growth

I am pleased to announce the Australian Government is investing $4.2 million to create jobs, support local business and grow a sustainable economy on Christmas Island (CI).

17 December 2019

Media release

Norfolk Island visit to focus on sustainability and increasing preparedness for drought and extreme weather

I am greatly looking forward to my first visit to Norfolk Island, from 7-10 December, where I will meet with a wide range of community leaders and explore our shared priorities for a strong and sustainable future for the Island.

06 December 2019

Media release

IOT communities contribute to sustainable future for unique fisheries

Thank you to the communities of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) and Christmas Island (CI) for your strong engagement during the recent community consultations on proposed new fishing rules for the islands.

02 December 2019

Community update

First Regional Deal delivering in the Barkly

The rollout of the $78.4 million Barkly Regional Deal continues to forge ahead, with the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, and Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories the Hon Nola Marino MP,…

21 November 2019

Media release

More flights to Norfolk Island to benefit local tourism

I am pleased to announce an increase in flights between Brisbane and Norfolk Island to support growth in the local tourism industry by enabling more people to visit.

07 November 2019

Media release

Listening to the IOT communities on fish rules

Further community engagement on proposed changes to fishing rules in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) of Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) will take place in the next fortnight.

31 October 2019

Community update

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