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  • One week left to nominate for local government recognition

    Local Government | 20 February 2015

    Only one week remains for local governments to nominate projects for the 2015 National Awards for Local Government, which recognise the sector's vital role in serving Australian communities. The Awards are a great opportunity to showcase innovative projects aimed at tackling local challenges.

  • Report charts Australian airline punctuality and reliability

    Statistics | 20 February 2015

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics today issued the latest Domestic Airline On Time Performance annual report, which monitor the punctuality and reliability of major domestic airlines operating between Australian airports.

  • Works commence on Great Western Highway Upgrade

    Investment Infrastructure | 19 February 2015

    Works have started today on the Great Western Highway—Katoomba to Lithgow upgrade. The project will upgrade the existing two and three-lane undivided road to a full, three-lane divided highway which is an important link between Sydney and Bathurst.

  • Works commence on Great Western Highway Upgrade

    Investment Infrastructure | 19 February 2015

    Works have started today on the Great Western Highway—Katoomba to Lithgow upgrade. The project will upgrade the existing two and three-lane undivided road to a full, three-lane divided highway which is an important link between Sydney and Bathurst.

  • Works commence on Old Toogoom Road upgrade

    Infrastructure Investment | 17 February 2015

    Works have commenced in Hervey Bay on the Old Toogoom Road upgrade. The project will include the construction of a two-lane sealed road, with improved road alignment and safety.

  • Funding announced to fix local black spots in Queensland

    Infrastructure Investment | 17 February 2015

    The Australian Government today announced $33 million in funding for 83 Black Spot projects across Queensland. This is good news, as the Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads for Queensland through targeted upgrades proven to deliver results.

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