Jobs, economic growth and liveability boosted in the Sunshine State

The Albanese Labor Government continues to support councils across Queensland deliver local priorities that are high impact, through the $3.25 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.

28 July 2023

Media release

Cooroy Bridge works to improve safety and connectivity

Cooroy’s two-lane Lawnville Road bridge will soon undergo a $2.33 million renovation to boost safety and connectivity.

13 July 2023

Media release

$750 million for councils' local road and infrastructure priorities

The next funding phase of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, totalling $750 million, is now available for councils across Australia to nominate projects.

03 July 2023

Media release

Nearly $1.8 billion relief for disaster impacted councils

Councils across Australia will be able to fast-track local repair works following two devastating years of floods, fires and cyclones, with the Albanese Government to advance nearly $1.8 billion in disaster payments to the states.

30 June 2023

Media release

Transcript - TV interview - Sky News, Breakfast with Jaynie Seal
SUBJECTS: Cost of living, regional recovery funding, drought resilience

29 June 2023

Interview

Strengthening community engagement and wellbeing in our regions

The Albanese Labor Government continues to invest in regional, rural and remote communities to make them more resilient, sustainable and liveable.

28 June 2023

Media release

Infrastructure boost for Indian Ocean Territories

Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands will get more support for infrastructure following the successful passage of legislation to expand the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

22 June 2023

Media release

TV interview with Matthew Doran, ABC Afternoon Briefing
SUBJECTS: Parliament House workplace culture, Housing, Australian Council of Local Government, Community energy efficiency grants.

16 June 2023

Interview

Helping communities save energy, save on energy bills

The Albanese Government is partnering with local government to deliver energy upgrades and bill savings for community facilities like local pools, sporting clubs and community centres, so they can spend more on what they do best.

16 June 2023

Media release

Bringing back local government to the table

The Australian Government has today delivered on an important election commitment for the local government sector, with the Australian Council of Local Government held in Canberra for the first time in a decade.

16 June 2023

Media release

Transcript - TV interview - Sky News, Breakfast with Jaynie Seal
SUBJECTS: Hunter bus crash, drought resilience, Disaster Ready Fund, Australian Council of Local Government

15 June 2023

Interview

Radio interview, ABC South East NSW with Scott Bevan
SUBJECTS: Housing Australia Future Fund, Voice to Parliament

14 June 2023

Interview

Radio interview with Stephen Cenatiempo, 1206 2CC
SUBJECTS: Katy Gallagher, Housing Australia Future Fund

13 June 2023

Interview

Update on Christmas Island Strategic Assessment

The Australian Government is pausing the Christmas Island Strategic Assessment (CISA) while significant policy and law reforms are ongoing.

13 June 2023

Media release