Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

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The Media Centre provides the latest news, speeches, media releases and links to frequently asked questions.

Latest News

  • Kicking goals as new Tumbarumba Sports Hub opens

    Infrastructure Investment | 17 April 2015

    The Tumbarumba sporting community has received a huge boost with the opening of the $685,000 Community Sport and Recreation Hub. The Hub has improved Tumbarumba's capacity to host local and regional sporting events, which will deliver social and economic benefits to the community.

  • Heavy vehicle fatal crashes bulletin released

    BITRE | 15 April 2015

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics monitors the national data on fatal road crashes that involve heavy trucks and buses. The Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes quarterly bulletin provides a statistical overview of heavy vehicle road safety, showing the scale and any changing trends.

  • 2012–13 Local Government National Report released

    Local Government | 02 April 2015

    The 2012–13 Local Government National Report provides an overview of Australian Government financial assistance to local government bodies, including through the Financial Assistance Grants programme.

  • Feedback sought from operators of heavy vehicle braking systems

    Heavy Vehicles | 01 April 2015

    As part of the National Heavy Vehicle Braking Strategy (NHVBS), the Department is seeking feedback from heavy vehicle operators on the effectiveness of heavy vehicle braking systems.

  • Funding secured for Coomera Interchange upgrade

    Infrastructure Investment | 01 April 2015

    Funding from the Infrastructure Investment Programme has been secured towards upgrading the Coomera Interchange for the Gold Coast. The new Pacific Motorway interchange will provide direct vehicle access to the Coomera town centre. Upgrade works will begin later this year and are expected to be complete by late 2016.