Wahpunga lane bridge replacement complete

Replacement of the Wahpunga Lane Bridge in Kin Kin is now completed, and the bridge reopened to motorists this week.

12 August 2022

Media release

Civic engagement and cultural recognition on the agenda

On my recent visit to Norfolk Island, I made clear my commitment to you for better communications and an open dialogue around how the Federal Government is working with the community.

05 August 2022

Media release

Cast your vote now for the 2022 National Local Government Awards

Australian Government is calling on communities and local governments across the nation to cast their votes for the 2022 National Awards for Local Government, with voting now open.

04 August 2022

Media release

A new waste management future for Norfolk Island

The Australian Government is contributing up to $3.2 million for critical recycling and waste infrastructure projects on Norfolk Island.

02 August 2022

Media release

Australian Government delivers better connectivity in Murrumbateman

The community of Murrumbateman will be able to access better mobile and broadband connectivity with the completion of projects delivered under the Australian Government’s Regional Connectivity Program.

29 July 2022

Media release

Norfolk Island trip recap

Dear Norfolk Islanders

Thank you for welcoming me to your home last week.

I was thrilled to be able to meet so many locals on my visit and can’t wait to return and spend more time with the community.

28 July 2022

Community update

Interview with Greg Jennett, ABC 24 Afternoon Briefing
SUBJECTS: 47th Parliament opening, rights of the territories, Australian Council of Local Government Areas

27 July 2022


Interview with Nic Healey ABC Western Plains, Breakfast
SUBJECT: Norfolk Island supply chains.

27 July 2022


Interview with Simon Lauder, ABC South East radio Breakfast
SUBJECTS: Opening of 47th Parliament, foot and mouth outbreak in Indonesia, 43 per cent climate change target, aged-care facilities, mental health facilities, Norfolk Island supply chains, voluntary assisted dying legislation in ACT and NT.

26 July 2022


Upgraded jetty sparkles at Spencer Park, Merimbula

Merimbula's new locally-made modern, floating jetty at Spencer Park has been officially opened.

18 July 2022

Media release

Minister McBain visiting Norfolk Island

Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, the Hon Kristy McBain MP is visiting Norfolk Island from 19 to 21 July.

14 July 2022

Media release

Interview with Joe Hildebrand, 2GB
SUBJECTS: Coral Princess visit to Eden, cruising, flooding, foot and mouth outbreak in Indonesia, regional tourism, fuel excise.

12 July 2022


Listening to the community on council rates and charges

In response to community feedback and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the Australian Government and the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) have agreed the proposed increases in land rates and waste management will…

05 July 2022

Media release

Introduction to Jervis Bay Territory residents

To the residents of the Jervis Bay Territory,

01 July 2022

Media release

Interview with Liz Trevaskis, ABC Darwin Drive
SUBJECTS: Ban on Australian territories legislating around euthanasia, Ministry for Territories.

30 June 2022