31 Mar 2023
Ministerial forum put local government at top of agenda Opportunities for growth and critical challenges facing Australian councils were some of the important issues discussed at this month’s Local Government Ministers’ Forum held in Canberra today.
30 Mar 2023
Nearly $900,000 in federal funding for rural, regional and remote COVID recovery projects The Australian Government has partnered with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) to provide $897,755 through 53 grants to support COVID-19 recovery in communities in rural, regional and remote parts of
29 Mar 2023
Sweet upgrade for vital sugar cane transport route A key upgrade is now complete on the Warners Bridge near Mossman, providing a welcome boost for farmers and heavy vehicle operators just in time for the 2023 sugarcane crush.
28 Mar 2023
Strengthening Nimmo Bridge in Myrtleford Works to strengthen Nimmo Bridge on Buffalo River Road at Myrtleford in Victoria’s north-east are now underway, thanks to the Australian and Victorian governments.
28 Mar 2023
National capital light rail Stage 2A consultation open Public consultation on the Works Approval of Light Rail Stage 2A is now open.
27 Mar 2023
Extra time for national program to back local government The Australian Government is supporting councils to get things done in their communities, extending project construction timelines for Phases 1–3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.
27 Mar 2023
Over $38 million flows for new and upgraded bridges Over $38 million will flow under the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) to support 31 projects upgrade and replace damaged or deteriorating bridges.
24 Mar 2023
Norfolk Island Administrator arrangements We are in the process of finalising our appointment of the new Administrator which requires cabinet approval and assent from the Governor-General.
20 Mar 2023
Productive visit to Indian Ocean Territories I spent a productive week visiting the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) speaking to residents, community and business groups, and the local government about the shared and distinct challenges faced on both Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
07 Mar 2023
Statues to immortalise first women in federal parliament Statues of Dame Dorothy Tangney and Dame Enid Lyons have been unveiled today, to honour the legacy of two courageous and trailblazing women.
06 Mar 2023
Major bridge upgrade keeps Wandoan moving A $3.6 million upgrade of the Bundi Road Bridge over Wandoan Creek at Wandoan (400 km northwest of Brisbane) is now complete, bolstering flood immunity and strengthening the local road network to support residents, businesses and
02 Mar 2023
New chair at the helm of RDA Tropical North Professor Hurriyet Babacan AM has been appointed as the new chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Tropical North, in Queensland.
23 Feb 2023
Minister McBain visiting the Indian Ocean Territories Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, the Hon Kristy McBain MP, is looking forward to visiting the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) next week.
23 Feb 2023
Strategic plan paves a path for regional development in Tasmania A new strategic plan outlining priorities for regional Tasmania has been officially launched today.
23 Feb 2023
Professor Sue Kilpatrick appointed Tasmanian chair of Regional Development Australia Professor Sue Kilpatrick has been appointed as the Chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Tasmania.