Senator The Hon Bridget McKenzie MP, Minister for Regional Services, Minister for Sport, Minister for Local Government and Decentralisation
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- Building our future: delivering the right infrastructure for a growing nation
The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is investing a record $100 billion over 10 years from 2019–20 through its rolling infrastructure plan to help manage our growing population, meet our national freight challenge and get Australians home sooner and safer. This includes an additional $23 billion of new funding in the 2019–20 Budget for projects and initiatives that will benefit every state and territory and provide local job opportunities.
- Drought assistance extended to help more communities in need
The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to back regional Australia through a further $15 million extension to the Drought Communities Programme, with 15 additional councils now eligible to apply for funding under the program.
- Statement on the status of the Hinkler Regional Deal
A Statement to work together to determine the specifics of the Hinkler Regional Deal was signed today by the Australian Government and the Fraser Coast and Bundaberg regional councils. We look forward to the State Government demonstrating their commitment to the deal.
- Australian Government continues to work for regional Australia
The Australian Government continues to reinforce its absolute commitment to rural and regional Australia by appointing an expert panel to consider the key elements to support strategic growth and development in regional Australia.
- Liberal & Nationals Government backs Regional Australia
The Liberal & Nationals Government has reinforced its absolute commitment to growing rural and regional Australia through a strong regionalisation agenda and an ongoing drive to deliver much-needed infrastructure to the regions.
- Hitting the road in support of drought-affected communities
The Liberal and Nationals Government is partnering with NBN Co to help farmers and local businesses in drought-affected areas access support.
- A much-needed Christmas financial lift for drought-affected Australian families
Drought-affected families are receiving a welcome and much-needed financial lift on the eve of Christmas.
- Sydney—Bendigo air link a welcome boost for regions
Qantas’ announcement of six weekly air services linking Bendigo and Sydney will be a welcomed boost for regional travel, tourism and connectivity, Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack says.